THE FOLLOWING ARE RULE CHANGE NOTICES FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Chum retention allowed in Marine Area 13
Action: Allows for retention of Chum Salmon in Marine Area 13 as part of the salmon daily limit.
Effective date: Nov. 6, 2021, until further notice.
Species affected: Chum salmon.
Location: Marine Area 13.
Rule: Salmon: Chinook min. size 22”. All other species no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
Reason for action: The in-season estimate of Chum returns to the South Sound portion of Puget Sound indicate that there are sufficient returning numbers to allow for recreational harvest.
Additional Information: WDFW is also opening chum salmon retention at the mouth of Kennedy Creek, from the mouth (500 yards east of the northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge) to northbound Hwy. 101. Please see the Fishing Rule Change posted at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ for additional information regarding Kennedy Creek.
Kennedy Creek mouth opens for chum
Action: Opens salmon retention.
Effective date: Nov. 6 through Nov. 30, 2021
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Kennedy Creek (Mason Co.); from the mouth (500 yards east of the northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge) to northbound 101 Bridge. CRC (754)
Rule: Salmon: min size 12”. Daily limit 2. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho.
Reason for action: Chum returns have exceeded preseason projections and are large enough to allow recreational chum retention while still meeting escapement goals.
Additional information: Marine Area 13 is also allowing chum retention beginning Nov. 6. Please see the Fishing Rule Change posted at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ for additional information regarding Marine Area 13.