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August 18, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Ocean salmon fishing catch figures

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Ocean salmon fishing by the numbers:

Ilwaco: 6,839 anglers Aug. 8-14 (3,016 Aug. 1-7) caught 1,908 (713) chinook and 7,232 (2,983) hatchery-marked coho for 1.34 fish per rod average (0.28 for chinook and 1.06 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 33,600 hatchery-marked coho (16,765 caught so far this season for 49.9 percent of the total quota) and 7,400 chinook (3,729 caught so far this season for 48.4 percent of total quota).

Westport: 5,121 anglers Aug. 8-14 (4,274 Aug. 1-7) caught 5,296 (3,156) chinook and 2,880 (1,218) hatchery-marked coho, plus 324 pinks for 1.66 fish per rod average (1.03 for chinook and 0.56 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 24,680 hatchery-marked coho (8,812 caught so far this season for 35.4 percent of total quota) and 16,900 chinook (14,396 caught so far this season for 81.8 percent of total quota).

La Push: 524 anglers Aug. 8-14 (470 Aug. 1-7) caught 233 (326) chinook and 236 (140) hatchery-marked coho, plus 260 pinks for 1.39 fish per rod average (0.44 for chinook and 0.45 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 1,700 hatchery-marked coho (997 caught so far this season for 58.7 percent of total quota) and 1,350 chinook (1,068 caught so far this season for 75.8 percent of total quota).

Neah Bay: 1,236 anglers Aug. 8-14 (1,263 Aug. 1-7) caught 490 (325) chinook and 295 (257) hatchery-marked coho, plus 1,014 pinks for 1.45 fish per rod average (0.40 for chinook and 0.24 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 6,990 hatchery-marked coho (2,512 caught so far this season for 35.9 of total quota) and 3,200 chinook (2,245 caught so far this season for 67.4 of total quota).

Coastwide: 13,719 anglers Aug. 8-14 ((9,024 Aug. 1-7) caught 7,926 (4,520) chinook and 10,643 (4,598) hatchery-marked coho, plus 1,598 pinks for 1.47 fish per rod average (0.58 for chinook and 0.78 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 67,200 hatchery-marked coho (29,086 caught so far this season for 43.3 percent of total quota) and 28,900 chinook (21,439 caught so far this season for 71.2 percent of total quota).

(Photo courtesy of Westport Charters)

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