Coho Salmon

Action: Closes salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone; anglers must release chum in the rest of Marine area 12 (Hood Canal).

Effective date: Nov. 18, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.


  1. Marine Area 12 (except the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone)
  2. Hoodsport Hatchery Zone: Waters within a 2,000’ arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek.

Reason for action: Hatchery returns are below projections. This conservation measure is necessary to ensure that hatchery broodstock goals are met.

Additional information: Please refer to and the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for further information on seasons.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, 360-902-0058, or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, 360-902-2807.

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