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Old 05-31-2005, 10:17 PM
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FDFW regs for neah bay

I was having some difficulty copying just the pages I wanted for the applicable regs as they are in pdf format, so here is the web site address for the Washington marine fishing rules for 2005-2006 season:

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/2005/05regs_5.pdf

Look under marine areas 5 and 6. Below are copy and pasted rules for the two areas.


Marine Area 4 - Neah Bay:

Salmon fishing is open only Tuesday through Saturday in Neah Bay, Area 4, starting July 1:
SALMON - ENTIRE AREA July 1-Sept. 18
Open Tuesdays through
Saturdays ONLY.
CHINOOK - min. size 24". COHO - min. size. 16". Other SALMON species - no min.
size. Daily limit 2 (combined). No more than 1 CHINOOK may be retained. Release
wild COHO. Release CHUM Aug. 1-Sept. 18. East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line:
CHINOOK retention allowed July 1-July 31 only, and east of a true north-south
line through Sail Rock CLOSED to SALMON fi shing July 1-July 31. See Kydaka
Point Closure below. Season may close earlier if quota of 12,667 hatchery
COHO or 4,300 CHINOOK guideline is attained.




Marine Area 5 - Sekiu and Pillar Point:

SPECIES SEASON ADDITIONAL RULES
SALMON - ENTIRE AREA
(CHINOOK Selective Fishery)
July 1-Aug. 10 CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 2
(combined) plus 2 additional PINK. Release wild CHINOOK, wild COHO, and CHUM.
Handling Rule in effect for wild CHINOOK, wild COHO, and CHUM. Hatchery
CHINOOK retention may close earlier if an overall quota of 3,500 CHINOOK is
attained. See Kydaka Point Closure below.
Aug. 11-Sept. 30 No min. size. Daily limit 2 (combined) plus 2 additional PINK. Release all CHINOOK,
wild COHO, and CHUM. Handling Rule in effect for all CHINOOK, wild COHO, and
CHUM. See Kydaka Point Closure below.
Nov. 1-Nov. 30 CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 2
(combined). No more than 1 CHINOOK may be retained.
Feb. 16-Apr. 10 CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 1.


So there's the sad bad news on Neah Bay summer salmon.

ALSO, I had some input from a third party on the ready availability of rental boats, and in essence Big Salmon Resort have some for $100 bucks a day, but they are marginally seaworthy craft, at best for calm seas: "People rent them and they work, they just don't inspire confidence when you see them." Hopefully there are some other places with better water craft available. Anyone know of better boat rentals available? I for one would like to rent a decent boat for the weekend, or try to hook up with someone who has a boat for at least one day.
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