October 30, 2015 marks the early closure of the fishing season in Grays Harbor and its tributaries.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the Marine Area 2-2 (includes Grays Harbor east of a line from the tip of the north jetty to the south jetty) and all tributaries are closed to fishing for all species until further notice.
This affects the following rivers and their tributaries: : Humptulips, Hoquiam, Wishkah, Chehalis, Wynoochee, Satsop, Black, Skookumchuck, Newaukum, Johns and Elk rivers, and Van Winkle Creek.
WDFW said that the coho run sizes are significantly below pre-season forecasts. Conservation objectives that are set for coho may not be achieved if this action is not taken. The WDFW will continue to monitor the progress of the Grays Harbor coho run.