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Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The open and closed periods are intended to…


Fishing Options Sprout in May for Trout, Halibut, Shrimp, & Lingcod

This is the time of year when new fishing opportunities start popping open like daffodils in the afternoonsun. Shrimp and lingcod inPuget Sound. Halibut there and off theWashingtoncoast. Spring chinook salmononthe Chehalis andYakimarivers. But none of those fisheries draw bigger crowds than the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which opened April…


NOAA Reduces Charter Halibut Catch

Long-term solution is catch share program In a new rule released, NOAA’s Fisheries Service reduced the number of halibut that charter vessel anglers in southeast Alaska can keep each day from two to one to protect  the halibut stock. “While today’s rule addresses an immediate need to better manage the…


Columbia River Area Pacific Halibut Reopens For Aug 29 Only

NEWPORT – Sport fishing for Pacific halibut in the ocean off the Columbia River area will reopen for one day only on Friday, Aug. 29. Fishery managers determined there was sufficient catch limit remaining to reopen the fishery for one day. The combined spring and summer harvest quota for the…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close off Ilwaco at the End of the Day June 1

OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery off Ilwaco will close at the end of the day Sunday, June 1 after four weeks of fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Fishing ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, by which time anglers are expected to reach…