2022 Shrimp Seasons

Siv

I Should Upgrade My Account
May 8, 2008
2,297
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Normandy Park Wa
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Dave
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19' SeaSport
Well this a dandy, especially area 10. Goodbye Elliot Bay, a productive easy place to shrimp. Might be the first year in many I sit it out. Will consider Everett on the 9th.

April 13, 2022





Recreational shrimp fisheries for all shrimp including spot shrimp will open in many Marine Areas



Action: Recreational shrimp seasons will open for all shrimp including spot shrimp in Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, 5, 6, 7 East, 7 South, 7 West, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12 according to the schedule below.

Effective dates by area:

Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and 5: Open May 25 each day until further notice for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District): Open May 25 through 28, June 9 through 11, June 23 through 25, July 7 through 9, and July 21 through 23 for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Discovery Bay Shrimp District: Open May 25 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Marine Areas 7 South and 7 East: Open May 25 through 28 and June 9 through 11 for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Marine Area 7 West: Open May 25 through 28, June 9 through 11, June 23 through 25, and July 7 through 9 for all shrimp species. Daylight hours only.

Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2:

Open May 25 and June 9 from 8: 00 a.m. through noon for all shrimp species.

Divers may take shrimp by hand or hand-held device from 7: 00 p.m. until midnight on May 25 and June 9 in Marine Area 8-2.

Marine Area 9: Open May 25 from 8:00 a.m. through noon for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 10 west of a line from West Point to Alki Point: Open May 25 from 8:00 a.m. through noon for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 11: Open May 25 from 8:00 a.m. through noon for all shrimp species.

Marine Area 12: Open May 25, May 28, June 9, and June 23 from 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. for all shrimp species.

Species affected: All shrimp species which include spot shrimp, coonstripe shrimp, dock shrimp, pink shrimp, and sidestripe shrimp.

Locations: Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, 5, 6, 7 East, 7 South, 7 West, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Reason for action: To harvest recreational shrimp (primarily spot shrimp) consistent with State/Tribal management agreements.
 
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Wild Bill

Not Blackmouthing
Aug 4, 2010
3,671
3,903
Camano Island
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Steve
Boat Name
Otter Craft
It is getting really hard to stay positive let alone justify the expense of a boat with the paltry seasons we are getting. The tide set for area 6/7 opener is not very fishable except the first day. I might have to take up golf.
 
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Barracuda1

Master of None
Jul 7, 2011
3,339
2,030
All over this bitch!
Name
Fred
Boat Name
Defiance 220 EX (BARRACUDA II)
It is getting really hard to stay positive let alone justify the expense of a boat with the paltry seasons we are getting. The tide set for area 6/7 opener is not very fishable except the first day. I might have to take up golf.
Unfortunately I'm having very serious discussions at home about this..
 
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Fireball

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Jun 23, 2010
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Lynnwood, WA. USA
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Bud
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SOLD
Wow. When we started shrimping in 2006 there was at least 4-7 days from 7 am to 3 pm in 8/1 - 9 now there is a 1 day opener in A9 of 4 hours. WTF I know more people but management sucks. Glad I sold all my gear a couple years back. Miss going after the bugs, but shit not even a days outing.

Good luck to all that go out. I hope you have some awesome bait.
 
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EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
3,012
1,813
Redondo/WA
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Erik
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"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
At least area7 season doesn’t overlap the king opening 🙉😂
Ufffdah....I'm an idiot, but even I know, if you had shrimp and salmon on the same day, it would relieve pressure on both resources. With MA7 West they typically expand the season after testing, by typically,,, I mean 30% chance.....

This is getting very old, and boat costs and moorage are getting very high....at some point one has to determine their own cost/benefit ratio to owning/maintaining/operating their boat. Maybe this is their end game....make seasons so shitty, they drive everyone off the water, hence giving the tribes more fish/shrimp/crab/etc.
 
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Captain Decent

The Bert makes ‘em Squirt
Nov 2, 2017
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Covington, wa
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Ryan
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The Bert Makes ’em Squirt
Ufffdah....I'm an idiot, but even I know, if you had shrimp and salmon on the same day, it would relieve pressure on both resources. With MA7 West they typically expand the season after testing, by typically,,, I mean 30% chance.....

This is getting very old, and boat costs and moorage are getting very high....at some point one has to determine their own cost/benefit ratio to owning/maintaining/operating their boat. Maybe this is their end game....make seasons so shitty, they drive everyone off the water, hence giving the tribes more fish/shrimp/crab/etc.
I believe it is. They don’t want us out there doing free man type shit. They want you living in virtual reality. On your phone buying from Amazon or one of the few other approved vendors, they want you sitting quietly in your self drive electric car, they want your money to be electronic so they can debit your account when you do anything. If you engage in outdoor activities you will leave no trace and have no interaction with nature other than snapping a few selfies, and there will be no cash because it will all be electronic.
 
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boguePogie

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Jun 15, 2021
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Larry
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Blue 1
I believe it is. They don’t want us out there doing free man type shit. They want you living in virtual reality. On your phone buying from Amazon or one of the few other approved vendors, they want you sitting quietly in your self drive electric car, they want your money to be electronic so they can debit your account when you do anything. If you engage in outdoor activities you will leave no trace and have no interaction with nature other than snapping a few selfies, and there will be no cash because it will all be electronic.
I was reading this thread and thinking "okay, I guess these are decently reasonable reactions to bum news," which surprised me, and then I read your post and was like woah, that's batshit crazy! This is the BD I know!
 
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fishing fanatic

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May 12, 2008
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Alger, WA
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jason
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As a reminder, we have the ability to apply for our own permits and the only thing stopping that is wdfw/inslee. Who’s pockets are getting fluffed from the fucking co-managers? And yet they (wdfw) “represent” us ….. time to wake up.
 
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fishing fanatic

I Should Upgrade My Account
May 12, 2008
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Alger, WA
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jason
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28’ almar sounder //16' lavro
Ohhh and maybe someone can show me where the boldt decision or anything prior address prawns…. We literally are the door mat.
 
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Your are correct as far as Boldt not addressing shellfish. However, that was subsequently dealt with by the Rafeedie decision.
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xtshawytscha

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May 14, 2011
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Forks, WA, USA
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Eric
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Cabin Fever - C Hawk 245
I truly believe @EJ Swanny is right that they are just going to slowly and methodically push people out by making it too expensive to continue. Like many others we now have to decide if it's worth the $$ to pay for moorage to participate. Shrimping is something I love because it's so easy to take the wives and kids and new people and get everyone involved. It's happening across the board if you look at the big picture. Pretty sad.
 
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Fish_on!

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    I believe it is. They don’t want us out there doing free man type shit. They want you living in virtual reality. On your phone buying from Amazon or one of the few other approved vendors, they want you sitting quietly in your self drive electric car, they want your money to be electronic so they can debit your account when you do anything. If you engage in outdoor activities you will leave no trace and have no interaction with nature other than snapping a few selfies, and there will be no cash because it will all be electronic.

    How are they going to talk us into living on mars if we want to go outside and enjoy nature? Just watch Wall E if you want to see where this is all going. Just accept that future generations will only have virtual activities.
     
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