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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Elliott Bay tribal fishery very good for kings

Just got back from Los Angeles and the Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland), and I’m playing catch up, but wanted to make sure all you sport anglers got this good news.

After a few weeks of struggling in their test fisheries, the tribal gill-net fishery last night in Elliott Bay was pretty good, according to state Fish and Wildlife personnel.

The tribes caught 350 kings in the bay itself, and 3,800 more kings in the river. About 10 percent of the fish caught had coded wire tags.

State Fish and Wildlife samplers have also indicated that close to 80 percent of the fish caught have been of hatchery origin in the bay sport fishery.

When the inner-bay reopens tomorrow morning, it could be on the slow side after that big of a catch, but the good news is that anglers from Alki Point clear up into northern Puget Sound have still been finding decent action for kings.

I’ll be posting more news later this afternoon.

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