Marine Area 3
(From the Queets River north to Cape Alava)
|Steelhead||Year-round||Daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead.|
|Tuna and Mackerel||Year-round||No min. size. No daily limit except Northern bluefin, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna daily limit of 2 each.|
|Herring, Sand Lance, and Smelt||Year-round||No min. size. Daily limit 10 lbs., all species combined. All smelt caught must be kept and count toward the daily limit except Closed to eulachon (Columbia River smelt).|
|Anchovy and Sardine||Year-round||No min. size. Daily limit 25 lbs., all species combined. May be taken by a cast net.|
|Pacific Halibut||Check the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/re… or call (360) 902-2700 in April 2021 for information on Pacific halibut seasons and regulations. No min. size. Daily limit 1. Annual limit 4. See additional restrictions below. Descending device required onboard vessels.|
|Other Food Fish||Year-round||No min. size. Daily limit 2 of each species. See Definitions.|
|All Other Fish||CLOSED||CLOSED to fishing for, retaining, or possessing.|
|Entire Area||Open through Sept. 30, 2020||Chinook – min. size 24″. Coho – min. size 16″. Other salmon species – no min. size. |
June 20-June 28: Daily limit 1. Release all coho.
June 29-Sept 30: Daily limit 2. Release wild coho. Aug 1-Sept 30 release chum. Season may close earlier if quota of 690 hatchery coho or 1,300 Chinook guideline is attained. See wdfw.wa.gov.
|May-June, 2021||Check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov or call (360) 902-2700 in late April 2021 for information on the 2021 salmon season.|
|Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.||Daily limit is a total of 9 bottomfish (see Definitions) except surfperch and flatfish. Subject to individual limits and seasons shown below. See additional restrictions below. Descending device required onboard vessels.|
|Lingcod||Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.||Daily limit 2. See additional restrictions below.|
|Surfperch||Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.Year-round from beach||Not included in bottomfish limit. No min. size. Daily limit 12 surfperch. Except shiner perch daily limit 15: not included in bottomfish limit.|
|Rockfish||Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.||No min. size. Daily limit 7. No yelloweye may be retained. See additional restrictions below.|
|Cabezon||Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.||No min. size. Daily limit 1. See additional restrictions below.|
|Flatfish (Dabs, Sole, Flounder)||Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.||No min. size. In addition to the 9 bottomfish daily limit, 5 additional flatfish may be retained. See additional restrictions below.|
|Sixgill, Sevengill, and Thresher Sharks||CLOSED||CLOSED to fishing for, retaining, or possessing. Sixgill shark may not be removed from the water.|
Halibut and Bottomfish Closure Area (“C”-shaped YRCA) Fishing for halibut and bottomfish is closed, and anglers may not fish for salmon with bottomfish aboard in the area described as an eastward facing “C” beginning at:
48°18’N, 125°18’W and continuing to
48°18’N, 124°59’W, then to
48°11’N, 124°59’W, then to
48°11’N, 125°11’W, then to
48°04’N, 125°11’W, then to
48°04’N, 124°59’W, then to
48°00’N, 124°59’W, then to
48°00’N, 125°18’W, and back to the point of origin.
20 Fathom Depth Restriction Bottomfish June 1-July 31: Fishing for or possession of bottomfish is prohibited seaward of a line approximating 20 fathoms from the Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River in Marine Area 3 and 4 as described by the coordinates below. Pacific cod, sablefish, lingcod, bocaccio, silvergray, canary, widow, and yellowtail rockfish retention is allowed seaward of 20 fathoms when halibut is open. July 1-July 31: Yellowtail and widow rockfish retention is allowed seaward of 20 fathoms
48°23.90′ N, 124°44.20′ W,
48°23.60′ N, 124°44.90′ W,
48°18.60′ N, 124°43.60′ W,
48°18.60′ N, 124°48.20′ W,
48°10.00′ N, 124°48.80′ W,
48°02.40′ N, 124°49.30′ W,
47°37.60′ N, 124°34.30′ W,
47°31.70′ N, 124°32.40′ W.
Note: Duncan and Duntze Rocks are seaward of the 20 fathom line.