ODFW News – Columbia River Subarea has an Additional All-Depth Halibut Day.

The Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR) all-depth halibut fishery will be open for one additional day, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Note, this is for Thursday alone, not Saturday.

After the most recent openings in Washington, WDFW has determined that there is enough quota remaining in the Washington recreational quota to have all Washington subareas, including the Columbia River Subarea, open Thursday, June 21, 2018. Since Washington and Oregon co-manage the Columbia River Subarea, and have license reciprocity, anglers fishing out of Oregon ports in the subarea will be allowed to participate in the all-depth halibut fishery on Thursday as well. The Columbia River Subarea nearshore fishery also remains open, seven days per week until the quota is caught, or September 30, whichever comes first.

On days open to all-depth and nearshore halibut, all-depth regulations apply.

REMINDER: Descending devices are mandatory for vessels fishing for or retaining halibut or bottomfish, and must be used when releasing any rockfish when fishing deeper than 30 fathoms.

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