It is actually open for retention of two hatchery coho in MA 13.
The fishing has been pretty good with a decent amount of fish around versus some previous years.
Some of the fish are already pushing 16", which means they'll be 20"+ come July.
They are feeding heavily on amphipods and euphausiids, but will be switching over to baitfish soon.
The number of fish around should bode well for July coho fishing, which was excellent last year before we got shut down. I hope we don't have a repeat this year.
SFhttps://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efis ... sp?id=1886
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
October 21, 2016
Hatchery coho salmon can be retained in all of Area 13
Action: Hatchery coho can be kept as part of the daily limit in all of Marine Area 13 (South Sound).
Effective Dates: Oct 22, 2016 until further notice
Species affected: Salmon
Locations: Marine Area 13
Reason for action: State and tribal co-managers previously agreed to keep the area closed to wild and hatchery coho retention due to the low number of coho projected to return this year. The co-managers agree there are sufficient numbers of fish returning to southern Puget Sound to allow the retention of hatchery coho.
Other information: The western portion of Area 13 opened Oct. 1 for hatchery coho retention. Today's action opens the eastern portion for hatchery coho retention.
The daily limit for all of Marine Area 13 is 2 salmon, release wild chinook and wild coho. Anglers may fish with two poles if they have a Two-Pole Endorsement.
Information Contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808; James Losee, (360) 902-2741.