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October 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Ocean salmon fishing catch figures

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Ocean salmon fishing by the numbers:

Ilwaco: 14 anglers Sept. 19-26 (623 on Sept. 12-18) caught four (62 on Sept. 12-18) chinook and three (283 on Sept. 12-18) hatchery-marked coho for 0.50 fish per rod average (0.29 for chinook and 0.21 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 33,600 hatchery-marked coho (26,683 caught so far this season for 79.4 percent of the total quota) and 7,400 chinook (6,904 caught so far this season for 89.5 percent of total quota).

Westport: 820 anglers Sept. 12-18 (1,526 on Sept. 5-11) caught 119 (317) chinook and 772 (941) hatchery-marked coho for 1.09 fish per rod average (0.15 for chinook and 0.94 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 24,680 hatchery-marked coho (13,786 caught this season for 55.5 percent of total quota) and 16,900 chinook (17,172 caught this season for 97.6 percent of total quota).

La Push: 81 anglers Sept. 12-18 (165 on Sept. 5-11) caught two (31) chinook and 71 (144) hatchery-marked coho, plus four pinks for 0.95 fish per rod average (0.02 for chinook and 0.88 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 1,700 hatchery-marked coho (2,041 caught this season for 80.0 percent of total quota) and 1,350 chinook (1,443 caught this season for 102.3 percent of total quota).

Neah Bay: 122 anglers Sept. 12-18 (188 Sept. 5-11) caught seven (four) chinook and 19 (60) hatchery-marked coho, plus four pinks for 0.24 fish per rod average (0.05 for chinook and 0.16 for hatchery-marked coho). Sport catch quotas are 6,990 hatchery-marked coho (3,042 caught this season for 50.8 of total quota) and 3,200 chinook (2,766 caught this season for 83.1 of total quota).

Management information on coastal salmon fisheries:

Westport, Neah Bay and La Push are closed for salmon fishing, although Ilwaco is open daily until Friday, Sept. 30, and the La Push Bubble Salmon Fishery is currently open, but no fishing reports have been .

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon):

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Cape Falcon, OR and Leadbetter Point, WA opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 33,600 coho and a sub-area guideline of 7,400 Chinook (revised in-season to 7,710 after a roll-over from the June Chinook fishery). During the week of September 12, a total of 283 coho and 62 Chinook were landed. Through Sunday, September 18, 26,685 coho (79% of the sub-area quota) and 6,900 Chinook (90% of the revised sub-area guideline) have been landed. Three total pink have been landed in this area during the season.

Westport:

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Leadbetter Point and the Queets River opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 24,860 coho and a sub-area guideline of 16,900 Chinook (revised in-season to 17,600). The area closed on its automatic closure date of September 18. During the week of September 12, a total of 772coho and 119 Chinook were landed; no pink were landed. Through Sunday, September 18, 13,786 coho (56% of the sub-area quota) and 17,172 Chinook (98% of the revised sub-area guideline) have been landed.

La Push:

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between the Queets River and Cape Alava opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 1,700 coho (revised in-season to 2,550 following an impact-neutral transfer from the Neah Bay sub-area quota) and a sub-area guideline of 1,350 Chinook (revised in-season to 1,410). The area closed on its automatic closure date of September 18 and will reopen September 24 through October 9. During the week of September 12, a total of 71 coho, 2 Chinook, and 4 pink were landed. Through Sunday, September 18, 2,041 coho (80% of the revised sub-area quota) and 1,443 Chinook (102% of the revised sub-area guideline) have been landed.

Neah Bay:

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Cape Alava and the US-Canada border opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 6,990 coho (revised in-season to 5,990 following an impact-neutral transfer to the La Push sub-area quota) and a sub-area guideline of 3,200 Chinook (revised in-season to 3,330). The area closed on its automatic closure date of September 18. During the week of September 12, a total of 19 coho, 7 Chinook, and 4 pink were landed. Through Sunday, September 18, 3,042 coho (51% of the revised sub-area quota) and 2,766 Chinook (83% of the revised sub-area guideline) have been landed.

(Sub-quotas of 1,700 coho and 1,410 Chinook are in effect in Area 3 for the time period June 26 – September 18. Effective September 24, the fishery reopens through October 9, or until attainment of the total area quota of 1,750 coho or 1,400 Chinook. Area restrictions are in effect.)

(Photo by Dennis Yamaguchi)

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