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Juan de Fuca Strait
and
Puget Sound
Recreational Halibut
Marine Areas 5, 6-11 and 13

 
Season Total: 57,393 lbs.
 

 
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- 2014 Catch Sharing Plan
- Canadian Halibut Regulations
- International Pacific Halibut Commission
- Release Methods for Rockfish
- Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 15-October 18, 2014
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

Marine Area 4:
April 16-October 15, 2014
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

- Halibut Fishery Summaries
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2014 Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Recreational Halibut

HALIBUT SEASONS

  • Western Region (Marine Area 5): Thursday through Sunday May 22-25, Thursday through Saturday May 29-31, and Saturday June 7.

  • Eastern Region (Marine Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10): (Marine Areas 11-13 are closed) Friday and Saturday May 9-10, Saturday May 17, Thursday through Sunday May 22-25, Thursday through Saturday May 29-31, and Saturday June 7

  • In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card.

  • Lingcod and Pacific cod can be retained in waters deeper than the 120 foot depth restriction.  This applies only in areas where retention is allowed for Pacific cod and lingcod and when halibut fishing is open in each of the Puget Sound marine areas.