Marine Area 9 salmon season re-opening Feb. 16

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

February 8, 2017

Marine Area 9 salmon season re-opening Feb. 16

Action: Marine Area 9 will re-open Feb.16. The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon in Marine Area 9 will be 1 chinook, with an overall 2-salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released.

Effective Date: Feb 16 through April 15, 2017.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 9 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round fishing piers.

Reason for action: Test fishery data collected during January and February indicate there are fewer juvenile (sublegal-size) chinook salmon present in these waters. In addition, sufficient capacity exists to re-open the fishery within the guideline of 6,081 “chinook encounters” – including both retained and released fish – agreed to by the tribal co-managers before this year’s fishery began. Delaying the opening to mid-February allowed the state time to determine a reopening date that will give anglers opportunity later into the spring.

Other information: WDFW will continue to monitor the fishery and will work with sportfishing advisors to determine if any other modifications are necessary to achieve a maximum season in Marine Area 9. Edmonds Public Fishing Pier is unaffected by this rule change and specific regulations for the pier can be found in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop (360) 902-2808

2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series

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Welcome to the Northwest Salmon Derby Series
The Northwest Salmon Derby Series, presented by Allstate Boat Insurance and Northwest GMC Dealers, is a fishing promotion program directed by the Northwest Marine Trade Association – producers of the Seattle Boat Show. In 2014, the Northwest Salmon Derby Series partners with 15 derbies throughout the region to promote fishing opportunities and events. At the conclusion of the Everett Coho Derby in September*, the Derby Series will award the grand prize boat to one lucky winner!

Mercury Marine Salmon Derby Challenge
Mercury Marine is proud to be the exclusive engine sponsor of the 2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series. Mercury is announcing a new contingency program – the “Mercury Marine Salmon Derby Challenge!” At each of the 15 tournaments, Mercury will award the following prizes to the Top 3 finishers in each derby if their boat is equipped primarily by Mercury outboard engines (2009 or newer):

  • $3,000 for first place
  • $2,000 for second place
  • $1,000 for third place

2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series Schedule

  • ROCHE HARBOR SALMON CLASSIC, February 6-8 Information: Website Phone: 360-378-5562 E-mail: market@rocheharbor.com Kids Division: No
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA SALMON DERBY, DISCOVERY BAY, February 15-17 Information: Website E-mail: mldtatum@embarqmail.com Kids Division: No
  • EVERETT BLACKMOUTH DERBY, BAYSIDE MARINE, March 22 Information: Website Phone: 425-501-4024 E-mail: wowoody1@yahoo.com Kids Division: No
  • BELLINGHAM SALMON DERBY, July 11-13 Information: Website Phone: 360-966-2621 E-mail: roylentz@zeninternet.com Kids Division: Yes
  • HARBOR MARINE SALMON TOURNAMENT, EVERETT July 26-27 Information: Website Phone: 425-259-3285 E-mail: james@harbormarine.net Kids Division: No
  • SOUTH KING COUNTY PSA SALMON DERBY, PT DEFIANCE, August 2 Information: Website Phone: 206-387-9293 E-mail: twiest@sooscreek.com Kids Division: Yes
  • GIG HARBOR PSA SALMON DERBY, August 9 Information: Website Phone: 253-255-8168 E-mail:jeff@zuniga-family.com Kids Division: Yes
  • SOUTH SOUND SALMON DERBY, OLYMPIA, August 16 Information: Phone: 360-250-9808 E-mail: bartoldo@yahoo.com Kids Division: Yes
  • SEKIU SALMON DERBY, August 23-24 Information:Coming Soon
  • WILLAPA BAY SALMON DERBY, TOKELAND, August 30 Information: E-mail: dfdbones@aol.com Kids Division: No
  • COLUMBIA RIVER FALL SALMON DERBY, VANCOUVER, August 30 Information: Facebook Page, Website Phone: 360-256-3935 E-mail RGI@q.com Kids Division: Yes
  • EDMONDS COHO DERBY, September 6 Information: Website Phone: 206-920-2468 E-mail :tdstumpf@yahoo.com Kids Division: Yes
  • * EVERETT COHO DERBY, September 20-21 Information: Website Phone: 425-923-8405 E-mail: everettcohoderby@gmail.com Kids Division: Yes
  • BAYSIDE MARINE SALMON DERBY, EVERETT, November 1-2 Information: Website Phone: 425-252-3088 E-mail: jeff@baysidemarine.com Kids Division: No
  • RESURRECTION SALMON DERBY, FRIDAY HARBOR, December 5-6 Information: Website Phone: 360-202-2664 E-mail:chris@jollymonanacortes.com Kids Division: No


* Drawing for Grand Prize Derby Series Boat will be held at Everett Coho Derby, September 21st. Anglers participating in derby events after September 21 will be entered to win the 2015 Series grand prize.


Focused on Salmon Recovery

The Northwest Salmon Derby Series, presented by Allstate Boat Insurance and Northwest GMC Dealers, was created in 2004 by the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) for the purpose of promoting salmon fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. In the first year of the Series, six existing derbies were identified to become partners of the Series. Since that year, the Series has expanded to 15 tournaments in 2014.

Carefully and selectively, the Series has been very keen to partner with derbies that are wild fish friendly. Each event occurs within the guidelines of open fishing seasons that occur at a time of the year and area where hatchery chinook and coho salmon exist. In fact, some of the tournaments have gone to “hatchery fish only” even during times and places where retention of unmarked chinook and coho are acceptable for retention in accordance with the Department of Fish and Wildlife rules.

We, at the Northwest Salmon Derby Series and NMTA, are a partner to the protection and enhancement of wild chinook and coho stocks. We encourage anglers to fish selectively and carefully to release unmarked chinook and coho salmon, particularly when the rules require release.

By working with government agencies to protect wild stocks, while accessing abundant hatchery salmon, we believe this formula is the road map to the future of sport fishing for salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Salmon Checks July 8th -14th 2013

The Pinks are Coming!
“It is wall-to-wall pinks and lots of silvers up at Neah Bay, and it hard to get your line down to catch a chinook because you’ll end up nailing a pink or coho,”. “In no time the rest of the Strait will get inundated with pinks.”

Just east off Sekiu, the hatchery king fishing has been just fair at best, but there are increasing numbers of pinks and coho.

“Most of the boats at Sekiu are hanging in close to shore looking for kings, and the pinks are being caught further offshore,”. “I’m sure if they ventured father out they’d get into a lot of pinks. Some of the pinks I’ve seen at Port Angeles are decent size in the 5 pound range.” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife fish checker in the Strait. “We had over 200 pinks checked at Port Angeles and they are catching them right along the shore.”

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — July 11: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught two chinook; July 12: 11 boats with 24 anglers caught 44 flounder; July 13: 21 boats with 42 anglers caught two chinook; July 14: 18 boats with 37 anglers caught three coho and one pink.

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay — July 12: 11 boats with 19 anglers caught one coho and 15 flounder; July 13: 36 boats with 78 anglers caught 28 coho, one pink and 37 flounder; July 14: 39 boats with 85 anglers caught 12 coho and 37 flounder.

Mukilteo ramp — July 13: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp — July 12: 12 boats with 26 anglers caught 13 flounder; July 13: 47 boats with 101 anglers caught two chinook, four coho and 52 flounder; July 14: 33 boats with 77 anglers caught two chinook.

Manchester ramp — July 8: Five boats with 10 anglers caught four flounder.

Port Orchard ramp — July 8: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; July 12: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — July 8: Four boats with 12 anglers caught one chinook; July 12: Two boats with six anglers caught one chinook; July 13: 34 boats with 88 anglers caught 36 chinook and nine pinks; July 14: 26 boats with 79 anglers caught 45 chinook, one coho and one pink.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — July 8: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught one chinook; July 12: 11 boats with 24 anglers caught nine chinook, seven coho and five pinks; July 13: 17 boats with 48 anglers caught 22 chinook, 32 coho and 30 pinks; July 14: 24 boats with 58 anglers caught 27 chinook, 31 coho and 43 pinks.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — July 8: 13 boats with 26 anglers caught four chinook; July 9: Five boats with 10 anglers caught four chinook; July 12: Eight boats with 17 anglers caught four chinook; July 13: 40 boats with 84 anglers caught 15 chinook, seven pinks and one sockeye; July 14: 28 boats with 61 anglers caught five chinook, four coho, 13 pinks and two sockeye.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — July 10: 61 boats with 155 anglers caught 66 chinook, 65 coho, 65 pinks and four rockfish; July 11: 57 boats with 127 anglers caught 45 chinook, 51 coho, 53 pinks and six rockfish; July 12: 68 boats with 170 anglers caught 54 chinook, 89 coho and 139 pinks; July 13: 160 boats with 426 anglers caught 132 chinook, 160 coho and 283 pinks; July 14: 69 boats with 190 anglers caught 57 chinook, 63 coho, 87 pinks, 24 rockfish, 16 kelp greenling and four lingcod.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — July 10: 43 boats with 98 anglers caught 54 chinook, 46 coho and 66 pinks; July 11: 53 boats with 136 anglers caught 85 chinook, 36 coho, 54 pinks, one rockfish and one flounder; July 12: 50 boats with 119 anglers caught 38 chinook, 35 coho, 78 pinks, three rockfish and five lingcod; July 14: 49 boats with 135 anglers caught 41 chinook, 41 coho, 40 pinks and nine rockfish.

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu — July 10: 16 boats with 37 anglers caught 15 chinook, nine coho and 23 coho; July 12: 16 boats with 43 anglers caught 12 chinook, 11 coho, 27 pinks and four rockfish.

Freshwater Bay ramp — July 13: 39 boats with 59 anglers caught 29 chinook, 29 coho and 16 pinks.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — July 8: Six boats with 11 anglers caught one chinook, three coho and four pinks; July 9: Five boats with 12 anglers caught nine chinook and 12 pinks; July 10: Six boats with 14 anglers caught nine chinook and four pinks; July 11: 12 boats with 29 anglers caught 23 chinook, one coho and 14 pinks; July 12: 56 boats with 104 anglers caught 82 chinook, 11 coho and 117 pinks; July 13: 84 boats with 173 anglers caught 80 chinook, 18 coho and 258 pinks; July 14: 73 boats with 169 anglers caught 72 chinook, 12 coho and 138 pinks.

Port Angeles West ramp — July 9: Three boats with six anglers caught four chinook and three pinks; July 12: 19 boats with 40 anglers caught 14 chinook, five coho and 47 pinks; July 14: 33 boats with 75 anglers caught 23 chinook, two coho and 61 pinks.

John Wayne Marine, Sequim — July 12: Two boats with six anglers caught three chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina — July 8: One boat with two anglers caught no fishl July 9: Two boats with six anglers caught no fish; July 13: Five boats with 10 anglers caught three kelp greenling; July 14: Four boats with nine anglers caught one chinook.

Hoodsport shoreline, Hood Canal — July 13: Two anglers caught one pink; July 14: 20 anglers caught four pinks.

Union ramp, Hood Canal — July 13: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Twanoh State Park ramp, Hood Canal — July 12: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Skokomish ramp, Hood Canal — July 12: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 13: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; July 14: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught one pink.

Redondo Beach ramp — July 10: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; July 14: 62 boats with 137 anglers caught three chinook, one coho and 20 flounder.

Narrows Marina and ramp — July 10: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; July 11: Three boats with four anglers caught no fish; July 12: 10 boats with 16 anglers caught one chinook.

Gig Harbor ramp — July 10: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught one chinook; July 11: Five boats with 10 anglers caught one chinook; July 13: 25 boats with 49 anglers caught five chinook and eight flounder.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — July 8: 13 boats with 17 anglers caught one chinook; July 9: 10 boats with 17 anglers caught three chinook and 32 flounder; July 10: 18 boats with 30 anglers caught two chinook, one coho and 30 flounder; July 11: 69 boats with 104 anglers caught six chinook and 75 flounder; July 12: 35 boats with 64 anglers caught four chinook and 26 flounder; July 13: 111 boats with 236 anglers caught eight chinook and 165 flounder; July 14: 165 boats with 363 anglers caught 17 chinook, one coho and 95 flounder.

Solo Point ramp south of Tacoma — July 12: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught three flounder.

Luhr Beach ramp — July 12: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 14: 11 boats with 22 anglers caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina — July 8: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish; July 13: Nine boats with 18 anglers caught no fish; July 14: 13 boats with 24 anglers caught 43 flounder.

Brownsville ramp — July 12: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina — July 8: Five boats with 12 anglers caught no fish.

Olalla ramp — July 10: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

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2013 South King County PSA Salmon Derby

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For more information click on the link: http://pugetsoundanglers.net/

2012 Resurrection Salmon Derby

12/10/12: The 2012 Resurrection Fishing Derby winners are: Bob Norling and Mark Shinman of Anacortes won the big prize of $10,000 with a 15.67lb chinook from day one. Kris Maudslin, Troy Unke and Mike Sorenson of Seattle took second place with a 14.68 pound chinook and earned $2,500, and third went to Kevin and Duane Zender with a 14.46 pound chinook and won $1,500.
The total boat weight went to Troy Moe’s team with 93.56 pounds of fish and won $1,000.
The 2012 Resurrection Fishing Derby, organized by the Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, took place December 7 and 8, at the Port of Friday Harbor. More than 200 fish were caught by 75 boats. All net proceeds from the derby, which is staffed by club and community volunteers, will go directly towards salmon enhancement projects. Last year’s proceeds of $6,900 was donated to the Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island for the purpose of sustaining salmon production. For more information, please visit http://www.resurrectionderby.com.

Tom Nelson and Team Outdoor Line

Glenn Hall from TV’S “Hawg Quest” with a pair of “Nooks” Chinook Blackmouth, from December’s 2012 derby!
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Bob Norling and Mark Shinman of Anacortes took home the first place prize of $10,000.
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