Olympia, WA – There will be more sport halibut fishing days to open along the coast.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says that recreational halibut fishing will open on Thursday, June 27 and Saturday, June 29 in Marine Areas 3 and 4 at La Push and Neah Bay.
According to the WDFW, there is sufficient quota to open additional days for the sport halibut fishery in those marine areas and adding these days will provide Washington sport halibut anglers with more fishing days and maximize the opportunity to catch the remaining sport quota.
In Marine Area 1 at Ilwaco, the all depth sport halibut fishery will open June 20th and the nearshore fishery is open seven days a week.
In Marine Area 2 at Westport, the all depth sport halibut fishery opens on June 20th.
Additional information: Summary of open sport halibut days for all marine areas.
Marine Area 1:
Marine Area 2:
Marine Areas 3 and 4:
Puget Sound (MA 5-10):
Marine Area 5:
Marine Areas 1-10:
Information contact: Heather Hall, Coastal Policy Coordinator, 360-902-2487.