After pretty good catches of kings off Neah Bay, state Fish and Wildlife will reduce the chinook limit to one as part of their two salmon daily beginning Monday, July 16.
“The fishery in (Neah Bay) got off to such a hot start that more than a third of the chinook harvest guideline for the area already has been taken,” Pat Pattillo, assistant to the state Fish and Wildlife director said in a news release. “After consulting with our coastal community advisors, we decided to make this change now to try to stay within the chinook guideline and allow for a full season of fishing.”
Through July 8, anglers have caught 1,492 chinook off Neah Bay. The chinook harvest guideline for that area is 4,700.
Salmon fishing remains open daily at Neah Bay.