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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Ocean salmon fishing catch figures reveal decent fishing

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Ocean salmon fishing by the numbers:

Ilwaco: 3,016 anglers Aug. 1-7 caught 713 chinook and 2,983 hatchery-marked coho for 1.23 fish per rod average (0.24 for chinook and 0.99 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 33,600 hatchery-marked coho (9,533 caught so far this season for 28.4 percent of the total quota) and 7,400 chinook (1,821 caught so far this season for 24.6 percent of total quota).

Westport: 4,274 anglers Aug. 1-7 caught 3,156 chinook and 1,218 hatchery-marked coho, plus 297 pinks for 1.09 fish per rod average (0.74 for chinook and 0.29 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 24,680 hatchery-marked coho (1,218 caught so far this season for 23.9 percent of total quota) and 16,900 chinook (9,100 caught so far this season for 53.8 percent of total quota).

La Push: 470 anglers Aug. 1-7 caught 326 chinook and 140 hatchery-marked coho, plus 287 pinks for 1.60 fish per rod average (0.69 for chinook and 0.30 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 1,700 hatchery-marked coho (761 caught so far this season for 44.8 percent of total quota) and 1,350 chinook (836 caught so far this season for 61.9 percent of total quota).

Neah Bay: 1,263 anglers Aug. 1-7 caught 325 chinook and 257 hatchery-marked coho, plus 1,763 pinks for 1.86 fish per rod average (0.26 for chinook and 0.20 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 6,990 hatchery-marked coho (2,218 caught so far this season for 31.7 of total quota) and 3,200 chinook (1,756 caught so far this season for 54.9 of total quota).

Coastwide: 9,024 anglers Aug. 1-7 caught 4,520 chinook and 4,598 hatchery-marked coho, plus 2,347 pinks for 1.27 fish per rod average (0.50 for chinook and 0.51 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 67,200 hatchery-marked coho (18,444 caught so far this season for 27.4 percent of total quota) and 28,900 chinook (13,513 caught so far this season for 46.8 percent of total quota).

(Photo provided by Kirk Calkins whose son Matthew Calkins holds up a nice 36 pound king from Westport.)

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