July 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Daily hatchery king limit goes from two to one beginning Monday
Not wanting a premature closure like last year, state Fish and Wildlife has decided to reduce the daily hatchery chinook catch limit from two to one in northern Puget Sound (Marine Catch Area 9) beginning Monday, July 29.
Fisheries managers say the catch has been high since it opened on July 16, and is supposed to remain open through Aug. 31.
Through Thursday, July 25, preliminary estimates indicate anglers in Area 9 caught or released about 4,300 legal-size chinook, and is about 66 percent of the 6,528 chinook catch guideline.
The daily catch limit will remain two salmon, and can keep two additional pinks, but must release chum salmon and wild chinook.
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