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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Ocean sport salmon catch figures

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Ocean salmon fishing by the numbers:

All species salmon fisheries:

Ilwaco: 1,628 anglers July 2-8 caught 767 chinook and 746 coho for 2.9 percent of the 34,860 coho catch quota and 16.8 percent of the 11,100 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.93 (0.47 for chinook and 0.46 for coho).

Westport: 2,097 anglers July 2-8 caught 1,182 chinook and 117 coho for 1.2 percent of the 25,800 coho catch quota and 12.9 percent of the 25,600 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.62 (0.56 for chinook and 0.06 for coho).

La Push: 273 anglers July 2-8 caught 56 chinook and 155 coho for 9.4 percent of the 1,760 coho catch quota and 3.4 percent of the 2,050 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.77 (0.20 for chinook and 0.57 for coho).

Neah Bay: 2,453 anglers July 2-8 caught 1,359 chinook and 1,191 coho for 18.1 percent of the 7,250 coho catch quota and 31.8 percent of the 4,700 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 1.04 (0.55 for chinook and 0.49 for coho). Neah Bay chinook limit will be reduced to one daily beginning Monday, July 16. The daily limit is two salmon.

Coastwide: 6,449 anglers July 2-8 caught 3,363 chinook and 2,208 coho for 4.0 percent of the 69,720 coho catch quota and 15.5 percent of the 43,500 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.86 down from 0.89 the week before. Fish per rod average for each species is 0.52 for chinook and 0.34 for coho.

(Photo by John Hansen, boat shop manager at Tulalip Cabela’s)

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