Two more days to catch halibut off the north coast of Washington | Fish and Wildlife

Anglers will have two days this week to catch halibut off the state’s north coast before the fishery closes for the year in those waters.

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:04pm
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Anglers will have two days this week to catch halibut off the state’s north coast before the fishery closes for the year in those waters.

Fishing will be open Thursday, May 22, and Saturday, May 24, in marine areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) before closing under a rule issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

State fishery managers expect the recreational harvest in those areas to reach the 108,030-pound area quota by the end of the last day of fishing, said Michele Culver, WDFW regional manager.

Culver said halibut fishing will also close Wednesday, May 21, in the nearshore area of Marine Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores). The rest of that area has been closed to halibut fishing since Sunday, May 18, when the area’s 40,739-pound quota was taken by the recreational fishery.

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers may possess a maximum of two fish in any form and must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card.

 

 

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