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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 9, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Strait of Juan de Fuca remains good for hatchery kings and coho

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The Strait of Juan de Fuca hatchery chinook and coho fishery continues along at a good pace with fair to good catches.

“They are still doing pretty good at Port Angeles for blackmouth size chinook up to kings in the 20 pound range,” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife checker in the Strait. “It slowed up on Saturday at Sekiu, and then some bigger kings moved in on Sunday. The winds are blowing and they are calling for gale winds this afternoon, but I haven’t see it yet.”

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — July 5: 17 boats with 34 anglers caught 14 chinook and 16 coho; July 7: 51 boats with 139 anglers caught 51 chinook, 37 coho and one rockfish; July 8: 41 boats with 105 anglers caught 39 chinook, 36 coho and one kelp greenling.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — July 5: 57 boats with 149 anglers caught 54 chinook, 42 coho, three kelp greenling and one flounder; July 6: 96 boats with 237 anglers caught 110 chinook, 118 coho and nine kelp greenling; July 7: 51 boats with 135 anglers caught 39 chinook, 40 coho, five rockfish, 12 kelp greenling and two flounder; July 8: 62 boats with 163 anglers caught 74 chinook, 30 coho, three rockfish and two kelp greenling.

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu — July 8: 11 boats with 28 anglers caught 14 chinook and six coho.

Freshwater Bay ramp — July 3: 14 boats with 25 anglers caught 15 chinook; July 5: 20 boats with 37 anglers caught 18 chinook, four kelp greenling and two flounder; July 7: 24 boats with 41 anglers caught 10 chinook and one coho; July 8: 15 boats with 31 anglers caught 10 chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — July 2: 55 boats with 112 anglers caught 95 chinook and four coho; July 3: 22 boats with 41 anglers caught 42 chinook; July 6: 55 boats with 115 anglers caught 72 chinook; July 7: 30 boats with 61 anglers caught 88 chinook and one coho; July 8: 71 boats with 157 anglers caught 94 chinook.

(Photo by Mark Yuasa)

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