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Marine Area 5

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(From mouth of the Sekiu River east to Low Point, mouth of the Lyre River) See map below.

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, Anchovy, Sardine, 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: 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.
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. 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.
Salmon
Entire Area July 1-Aug. 15 Chinook – min. size 22″. Other salmon species – no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook. See Kydaka Point Closure below. Season may close earlier if Chinook guideline is attained.
Aug. 16-Sept. 30 No min. size. Daily limit 2. Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.
Mar. 1-Apr. 30 Chinook – min. size 22″. Other salmon species – no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release wild coho and wild Chinook.
Bottomfish
Year-round season. Daily limit is a total of 15 bottomfish (see Definitions) subject to individual limits and seasons shown below. Fishing for bottomfish prohibited in waters deeper than 120′. See Bottomfish Closure below. Descending device required onboard vessels.
Lingcod May 1-June 15 Hook and line season. Min. size 26″. Max. size 36″. Daily limit 1. See Bottomfish Closure below
May 21-June 15 Spearfishing season. Max. size 36″. Daily limit 1.
Surfperch Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 10. Except shiner perch daily limit 15: not included in bottomfish limit.
Rockfish
West of Slip Point May 1-Sept. 30 No min. size. Daily limit is the first 3 black or blue/deacon rockfish caught. May 1-June 15 spearfishing allowed. See Bottomfish Closure below
East of Slip Point May 1-Sept. 30 No min. size. Daily limit is the first black or blue/deacon rockfish caught. May 1-June 15 spearfishing allowed. See Bottomfish Closure below
Pacific Cod, Pollock, Hake Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 2 of each species. See Bottomfish Closure below
Cabezon May 1-Nov. 30 Min. size 18″. Daily limit 1. See Bottomfish Closure below
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.

Bottomfish Closure Year–round, fishing for or possession of bottomfish is prohibited seaward of a line approximating 120’ according to the coordinates listed below (shown by the red dashed line). When lingcod is open, lingcod and Pacific cod retention is allowed in waters deeper than 120’ in Marine Area 5 on days open to recreational halibut fishing.

Bottomfish Closure Coordinates beginning at:

48°23.90’N, 124°44.20’W then continuing to

48°24.10’N, 124°40.00’W then to

48°23.61’N, 124°36.46’W then to

48°17.71’N, 124°21.24’W then to

48°15.96’N, 124°14.43’W then to

48°11.91’N, 124°02.02’W then to

48°09.93’N, 123°34.51’W then to

48°11.02’N, 123°31.13’W then to

48°08.53’N, 123°24.13’W then to

48°11.45’N, 123°06.02’W then to

48°08.22’N, 123°06.02’W

Marine Area 5 and 6 Map

Bottomfish Closure Coordinates:

A 48°23.90’N, 124°44.20’W

B 48°24.10’N, 124°40.00’W

C 48°23.61’N, 124°36.46’W

D 48°17.71’N, 124°21.24’W

E 48°15.96’N, 124°14.43’W

F 48°11.91’N, 124°02.02’W

G 48°09.93’N, 123°34.51’W

H 48°11.02’N, 123°31.13’W

I 48°08.53’N, 123°24.13’W

J 48°11.45’N, 123°06.02’W

K 48°08.22’N, 123°06.02’W

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 above.

Port Angeles Harbor Closure: July 1-Aug. 15: waters of Port Angeles Harbor west of a line from the tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock CLOSED to fishing for salmon.

Dungeness Bay Fishery and Closure: Waters of Dungeness Bay inside of a line from Dungeness Spit Lighthouse to the #2 Red Buoy, then to the Port Williams boat ramp.

Discovery Bay Shrimp District: Waters south of a line from McCurdy Point on the Quimper Peninsula to the northern tip of Protection Island then from the western end of Protection Island to Rocky Point on the Miller Peninsula and all waters of Discovery Bay.

Bottomfish Closure Year–round, fishing for or possession of bottomfish is prohibited seaward of a line approximating 120’ according to the coordinates listed below (shown by the red dashed line). When lingcod is open, lingcod and Pacific cod retention is allowed in waters deeper than 120’ in Marine Area 5 on days open to recreational halibut fishing. July 1-Aug. 31: Yellowtail and widow rockfish retention is allowed seaward of waters deeper than 120′ in Marine Area 4 East.