South Puget Sound (Marine Area 13) salmon seasons reopen
Action: Salmon seasons reopen under permanent rules as listed in the 2022-23 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Effective date: Immediately.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound).
Reason for action: Chinook salmon returns to the Nisqually river were below pre-season expectation through last Friday, when WDFW paused recreational salmon fishing. After discussions with co-managers and evaluating current information, WDFW is comfortable that management objectives will not be compromised by reopening recreational salmon fishing.