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June 14, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Hood Canal will reopen for spot shrimp one last time on June 22

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Hood Canal has enough spot shrimp remaining in the sport catch quota to reopen it one more time on Wednesday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“(Sport anglers) took about 8,967 pounds during the last opener (June 8), and so we have about 7,900 left to catch,” said Mark O’Toole, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “Catches were about 14.4 pounds per boat, which isn’t bad.”

“The number of boats was down a little bit and we only had about 621 boats fishing compared to 1,458 on opening day,” O’Toole said. “During these later weekday fisheries in the season, you don’t get the turnout like you at the beginning.”

Here is the catch data for Hood Canal: May 7, 1,458 boats averaged 14.8 pounds; May 11, 838 averaged 13.6; May 14, 1,263 averaged 17.2; May 25, 827 averaged 14.7; and June 8, 621 averaged 14.4.

(Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times Photography Department)

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