Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Puyallup River Fishing Regulations 2013

The Puyallup River will open August 1st above Freeman Road, and August 16th the entire river will be open from 11th st. bridge in Tacoma, to the mouth of the Carbon River in Orting.

There will be a closure on August 11th (tribal Chinook fishery), and a total of 14 days in September for netting. The netting will happen September 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. The river will be closed to fishing on these dates.


Here is the "EMERGENCY RULE UPDATE" from the WDFW website.

I will also block out those dates on the "WHEN WILL FISH ARRIVE" page to make it easy.

Puyallup River Regulations 2013

24 comments:

  1. at least we all do not have to be smashed into one little section

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  2. Great ! I really would like to all be aware of our behavior out there. Keep it clean and be respectful. We loose our voice when we act like animals.

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  3. Hey Ig, thanks for having this site! Where did you get the info about the lower Puyallup opening? Did that news just come out on Tuesday or do you have another source?
    Dave

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    1. Another source....no
      Just someone who hasn't given false info yet, so I feel pretty confident when he gives info

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  4. Looks like a good site. Thank you for all your hard work! Good luck!

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  6. Seeing this site reminds me of my steelheading days(late 60's) near the 5th st. bridge!

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    1. I'd love to have experienced those days. I hear people still catch a few steelhead every year in the puyallup, but ie yet to see it.

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  7. Does "above Freeman Road" mean East or West of Freeman Road on the Puyallup River?

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    1. I think this will help
      http://fishingthepuyallup.blogspot.com/p/puyallup-river-fishing-map.html

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  8. East (Upstream).

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  9. Thank you for doing this again this year. I subscribe to your report on My Yahoo! and always enjoy the info you post.

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  10. According the Emergency Rule Update, barbless hooks are required from August 16 until further notice, does that mean that barbed hooks can be used from August 1-16 upstream of Freeman Road?

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  11. http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulations/emergency_rules/2013/wsr_13-16-013.pdf


    As of July 25, 2013

    (1) Puyallup River (Pierce County):
    (a) 11th Street Bridge to city of Puyallup outfall structure near junction of Freeman Road
    and North Levee Road: Trout minimum length 14 inches. Night closure, antisnagging rule, and barbless hooks required from August 16 until further notice.
    Salmon and gamefish open August 16 until further notice, except closed on September 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Salmon daily limit of 6 fish. No more than 4 may be adults, of which only 2 may be any combination of Chinook, coho, and chum. Release wild adult Chinook.

    (b) From city of Puyallup outfall structure near junction of Freeman Road and North Levee Road to mouth of the White River: Trout minimum length 14 inches. Night closure, anti-snagging rule, and barbless hooks required from August 1 until further notice. Salmon and gamefish open August 1 until further notice, except closed on August 11 and September 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30.Salmon daily limit of 6 fish. No more than 4 may be adults, of which only 2 may be any combination of Chinook, coho, and chum. Release wild adult Chinook.

    FH

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  12. Thanks FH. The emergency rule statement linked above from fortress.wa.gov at the top of this post is incorrect. It states that barbless hooks are only required after August 16. Your post from wdfw.wa.gov is correct. I figured it was August 1.

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    1. just updated link on the main post with the one from FH....
      thanks guys- see you on the river

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  13. hey will the place by fred myers be open on august 1st?

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    1. yes -- fred meyers area will be open on august 1st

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  14. Do you know the net days?

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  15. Look on home page for when will the fish arrive, you will see the days the river is closed.

    FH

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    1. Anyone catching fish yet

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    2. Definetly reports of fish being caught. But remember below freeman road is closed and I think most of the better reports were from way lower river

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  16. Anyone catching anything? My guy says he will not take me out until people say the fish are biting, lol.

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  17. Caught 30 pink in 4rs lucky bill dance was there he learned a lot today about salmon fishin

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