Washington – Sport clam season extended on Point Whitney Tidelands

TweetAction:  The sport clam season will be extended on this public beach based on results from population, harvest and effort assessments. Effective dates:  Immediately through April 30, 2018. Species affected: All clams. Location: Point Whitney Tidelands, located in Jefferson County on the west … Continue reading →

Washington – adjusts sport clam and oyster seasons on several public beaches

TweetAction:  The sport clam and oyster seasons will be reduced at three public beaches and closed at a fourth beach, based on results from population, harvest and effort assessments. Effective Dates:  Feb. 1, 2018, until further notice. Species affected:  All clams and … Continue reading →

Commission adopts simplified sportfishing rules, schedules workshop on Puget Sound chinook plan

TweetRIDGEFIELD, Wash. – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a package of simplified sportfishing rules for Washington’s rivers, streams and lakes during its Jan. 18-20 meeting in Ridgefield. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set … Continue reading →

Washington Anglers can keep 2 hatchery chinook salmon in Marine Area 10 beginning Jan. 13

TweetAction: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon will increase to two fish in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton). Effective Date: Jan.13, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location:  Marine Area 10 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round piers. Reason for action: Anglers were … Continue reading →

Washington – Nisqually River to open to sportfishing

TweetAction: Open the Nisqually River to fishing for salmon and gamefish. Effective dates: Immediately through 11:59 p.m., Jan. 31, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, gamefish. Location: Nisqually River (Pierce and Thurston counties) from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream … Continue reading →