Area 2A sport information
Washington South Coast Area Sport Fishery to Close Following the May 19 Fishery
The preliminary catch for the Washington South Coast primary sport halibut fishery (Queets River, WA to Leadbetter Point, WA) through May 12 is 27,263 pounds, leaving 13,116 pounds to be harvested. Fishery managers expect this remainder to be harvested by the completion of the upcoming fishery scheduled for May 19. Therefore, the South Coast primary sport halibut fishery will close for the remainder of 2013 following the May 19 fishery.
The northern nearshore fishery in this area has a quota of 2,000 pounds. This fishery currently remains open seven days a week until the overall area quota is projected to be taken or September 30, whichever occurs earlier. Anglers are allowed one fish per day of any size.
An overview of the catches by area can be found in the IPHC table, Area 2A Sport Halibut Seasons at-a-glance.
For a more detailed look at the Washington State sport halibut catch, please visit the Washington State Sport Halibut Catch Updates page.
Detailed Oregon State information can be found at the ODFW site.
California Department of Fish and Game ocean recreational fishing regulations.
Please contact local National Marine Fisheries Service or State Fisheries Department representatives for current information on opening dates, local area closures, and bag limits.
- NMFS Area 2A Halibut Hotline - In-season updates on 2A recreational fishery seasons. (1-800-662-9825, press 5)