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MAD SALMON
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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov



April 16, 2018

Coastal recreational bottomfish limit changes

Actions: Increases the daily limit for canary rockfish to two fish (from one) in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport).

Establishes a daily limit of three flatfish (excluding halibut), such as sole, flounder or sanddab, in all coastal marine areas west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line (marine areas 1 - 4). The new daily limit of flatfish does not count toward an angler's overall limit of nine bottomfish per day.

Effective date: Immediately

Locations and species affected: As a result of the changes listed above, daily limits for ocean bottomfish are as follows:

Marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport): Anglers can keep any combination of nine bottomfish per day including:

  • Up to two lingcod;
  • Up to two cabezon; and
  • Up to seven rockfish (as many as two of which may be canary rockfish).
In addition to the daily limit of nine bottomfish, anglers may keep up to three flatfish (excluding halibut), such as sole, sanddab, and flounder, per day.

Marine Area 3 (La Push): Anglers can keep any combination of nine bottomfish per day including:

  • Up to two lingcod;
  • Up to two cabezon; and
  • Up to seven rockfish (canary rockfish retention is prohibited).
In addition to the daily limit of nine bottomfish, anglers may keep up to three flatfish (excluding halibut), such as sole, sanddab, and flounder, per day.

Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line: Anglers can keep any combination of nine bottomfish per day including:

  • Up to two lingcod;
  • Up to one cabezon; and
  • Up to seven rockfish (canary rockfish retention is prohibited).
In addition to the daily limit of nine bottomfish, anglers may keep up to three flatfish (excluding halibut), such as sole, sanddab, and flounder, per day.

Reason for action:

At its March meeting, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) approved changes to the Washington coastal recreational bottomfish fishery for 2018 as recommended by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Canary rockfish retention was allowed in 2017 with initial allowance limited to one fish per day in marine areas 1 and 2 only. WDFW's recommendation to increase the sublimit from one fish to two fish per angler was based on 2017 recreational catch information. Analysis showed that canary catch was well below the federally established harvest quota and sufficient to consider changes for 2018. Retention of canary rockfish in marine areas 3 and 4 remains prohibited.

WDFW also recommended, and the Council approved, a daily limit of three flatfish (excluding Pacific halibut) per day that would not be subject to the daily aggregate bottomfish limit, which would remain at nine.

Both of these changes are intended to provide some additional recreational fishing opportunity to Washington recreational anglers.

These rules conform to action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC).

Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 902-2487



Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.

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Waterdog~

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Sep 1, 2009
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The new daily limit of flatfish does not count toward an angler's overall limit of nine bottomfish per day.
So kind.......... Thanks
Game On.....
 
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stella marina

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 21, 2011
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Did I read it right, that y'all can only keep only 3 sandabs???
That is ludacris.
 

J.D.

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 18, 2009
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John Hansen
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Waders
In addition to.
 

Fog Ducker!

Misanthropical member
May 9, 2010
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4 and counting!
Did I read it right, that y'all can only keep only 3 sandabs???
That is ludacris.
And we have Hollywood to thank for that!
You kept talking it up and they cut if by 70%. :indabutt:
:finger:

Ducker!
 

stella marina

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Nov 21, 2011
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Andrew
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Parker 2320, 16 Klamath cc, 10 ft Livingston "bass slayer"
How did Hollywood effect this,
I use more than that targeting lingcod, They make the best ling bait.
And we have Hollywood to thank for that!
You kept talking it up and they cut if by 70%. :indabutt:
:finger:

Ducker!
 

FVSerenity

Tuna Boss FV HappyHours
Feb 27, 2012
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So if you catch 10 sandals and then release them with hooks in them does that count as catch and release?
 
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makairaa

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 1, 2005
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"The change was made to provide additional fishing opportunities". What a crock.
 

wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
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In addition to the daily limit of nine bottomfish, anglers may keep up to three flatfish (excluding halibut), such as sole, sanddab, and flounder, per day.

Define “keep”. Giving back isnt actually keeping. We learned that in 2nd grade...
 

goatram

Notable Member Gate Keeper to the Great Northwest
Apr 3, 2008
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grrrrrrrr
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Hollywood aka @waterdog got stopped by the Enforcement Boat and got a ticket for over limit of the sanddabs. He then started to complain and he raised the red Flag to the state that certain charter Boys were ABUSING the Resource.

He screwed the Pooch and this is his OFFSPRING.:2gunsfiring_v1:
:worship:
 
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