THE FOLLOWING IS A FISHING RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM WDFW
Chum retention opens in deep South Sound and Carr Inlet
Action: Opens chum salmon retention within areas listed below.
Effective date: Nov. 5 through Dec. 31, 2022
Species affected: Chum salmon.
Marine Area 13 waters northerly and westerly of a line projected from the Johnson Point (47°10’40.8″N, 122°48’53.3″W) to Devil’s Head (47°10’01.2″N, 122°46’01.5″W).
Marine Area 13 waters of Carr Inlet northerly of a line projected from Penrose Point (47°15’53.6″N, 122°44’11.5″W) to Green Point (47°16’55.2″N, 122°41’41.8″W)
Rules: Salmon daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 22”. Release wild coho and wild Chinook.
Reason for action: The in-season estimate of chum returns to Puget Sound indicate that there are sufficient returning numbers to allow for recreational harvest. Chum salmon will be included as part of the daily limit for salmon in Marine Area 13.
Additional information: Waters of Marine Area 13 not covered above (which include waters surrounding Anderson Island and around the Nisqually River) remain under rules listed in the 2022-23 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet and require release of chum salmon.