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Fishing

Marine Area 4

Marine Area 4 - Neah Bay

(From Cape Alava north and inside Juan de Fuca Strait to the Sekiu River)

Bonilla-Tatoosh Line: A line running from the western end of Cape Flattery 48°22.86'N, 124°43.91'W, to Tatoosh Island Lighthouse 48°23.49'N, 124°44.21'W, then in a straight line to Bonilla Point on Vancouver Island 48°35.73'N, 124°43'W. See map on Marine Area 3.

Kydaka Point Closure: waters south of a line from Kydaka Point westerly approximately 4 miles to Shipwreck Point CLOSED to fishing for salmon. See map on Marine Area 5.

Species

Season

Additional Rules

Trout

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

Steelhead

Year-round

Daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead.

Sturgeon

Year-round

Catch-and-release.

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). For smelt: East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - jig gear may be used 7 days a week. Dipnets may be used from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays. West of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - dipnets and jigs may be used 7 days a week.

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 2022 for information on Pacific halibut seasons and regulations. No min. size. Daily limit 1. Annual limit 4. See Additional Restrictions on 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 to fishing for, retaining, or possessing.

Salmon

West of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Open through Sept. 15, 2021

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Other salmon species - no min. size. Jun 19-July 3: Daily limit 1. Release all coho. July 4-Sept. 15: Daily limit 2. Release wild coho. Aug. 1-Sept. 15: release chum. Season may close earlier if quota of 5,730 hatchery coho or 5,825 Chinook guideline is attained. Note: season may change depending on inseason catch projections. See wdfw.wa.gov.

May-June, 2022

Check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov or call (360) 902-2700 in late April 2022 for information on the 2022 salmon season.

East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Open through Sept. 15, 2021

Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Other salmon species - no min. size. June 19-July 3: Daily limit 1. Release all coho. July 4-Sept. 15: Daily limit 2. Release wild coho. Aug. 1-Sept. 15: release Chinook and chum. Season may close earlier if quota of 5,730 hatchery coho or 5,825 Chinook guideline is attained. East of a true north-south line through Sail Rock CLOSED to salmon fishing through July 31. See Kydaka Point Closure above. Note: season may change depending on inseason catch projections. See wdfw.wa.gov.

May-June, 2022

Check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov or call (360) 902-2700 in late April 2022 for information on the 2022 salmon season.

Bottomfish

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

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 above. Note: Duncan and Duntze Rocks are seaward of the 20 fathom line. Descending device required onboard vessels.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Year-round

Daily limit is a total of 9 bottomfish (see Definitions), except surfperch. Subject to individual limits and seasons shown below. Fishing for bottomfish prohibited in waters deeper than 120'. See Bottomfish Closure on Marine Area 5. Descending device required onboard vessels.

Lingcod

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.

Daily limit 2. See Additional Restrictions above.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.

Daily limit 2. See Bottomfish Closure on Marine Area 5.

Surfperch

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

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.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Year-round

Not included in bottomfish limit. No min. size. Daily limit 12. Except shiner perch daily limit 15: not included in bottomfish limit.

Rockfish

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.

No min. size. Daily limit 7. No yelloweye may be retained. See Additional Restrictions above.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 7. Only blue/deacon, yellowtail, widow, and black may be retained. See Bottomfish Closure Marine Area 5.

Cabezon

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Second Sat. in Mar.-Third Sat. in Oct.

Daily limit 1. See Additional Restrictions above.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Year-round

Daily limit 1. See Bottomfish Closure Marine Area 5.

Flatfish (Dabs, Sole, Flounder)

West of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

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 above and Bottomfish Closure on Marine Area 5.

East of Bonilla-Tatoosh Line

Year-round

No min. size. Daily limit 9.

Wolf-Eel

Year-round

CLOSED to retention.

Sixgill, Sevengill, and Thresher Sharks

CLOSED

CLOSED to fishing for, retaining, or possessing. Sixgill shark may not be removed from the water.

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