Reeling in with Tiffany

Read about my most recent adventure, Fishing for Albacore Tuna!

Fishing for Pacific Halibut

YouTube Video ~ Halibut 2019

This season’s sport fishing adventures will include:

  • Blackmouth
  • Chinook & Coho Salmon
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Dock Shrimp
  • Halibut
  • Tuna

Important WDFW Rules & Dates 2020

Below are the locations and different species we enjoy fishing for around Western Washington. These rules and dates are effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. 

Crab Season is closed for Marine Areas 4 – 13 and will not open prior to Thursday July 2, 2020.

Halibut Season Information

Marine Area 1

Tuna

  • Year-round! 
    No minimum size. No daily limit except Northern bluefin, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna daily limit of 2 each.

Salmon

  • May – June 2020
    Check wdfw.wa.gov for information on the 2020 salmon season.

Marine Area 6

Salmon

July 1 – Aug 15
  • Chinook Selective Fishery
    Chinook minimum size is 22″. Other salmon species have no minimum size. Daily limit, 2. Release chum, wild coho and wild Chinook.
  • Chinook Release Area
    No minimum size. Daily limit is 2. Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.

Marine Area 7

Lingcod

  • May 1 – June 15
    Hook and line season. Min size 26″. Max size 36″. Daily limit, 1.
  • May 21 – June 15
    Spearfishing season. Max size 36″. Daily limit, 1. 

Spot Shrimp 

May 28. June 1 – 14 (daily). Beginning June 18, Thur – Sun only until the quota has been met. Non-spot shrimp is closed.

Marine Area 9

Salmon

  • July 25 – July 28
    Chinook, minimum size 22″. Other salmon species, no minimum size. Daily limit, 2. Only 1 hatchery Chinook may be retained.
  • July 29 – Sept 30
    No minimum. Daily limit, 2. Release Chinook, chum and wild coho.
  • Feb 1 – Apr 15
    Chinook minimum size is 22″. Other salmon species, no minimum size. Daily limit 2. Only 1 Chinook may be retained. 

Marine Area 10

Salmon

  • June 1 – July 24 
    No minimum size. Daily limit, 2.
  • July 25 – Aug 31 
    Chinook, minimum size is 22″. All other species, no minimum size. Daily limit, 2. Only 1 hatchery Chinook may be retained.
  • Sept 1 – Nov 15
    No minimum size. Daily limit, 2. Release Chinook.
  • Jan 1 – March 31
    Chinook, minimum size is 22″. Other salmon species, no minimum size. Daily limit, 1. Release wild Chinook.

Tiffany’s Past Sport Fishing Events

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