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July 19, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Ocean sport fishing salmon catch report and figures

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Ocean salmon fishing by the numbers:

All species salmon fisheries:

Ilwaco: 1,533 anglers July 9-15 caught 562 chinook and 934 hatchery coho for 5.6 percent of the 34,860 hatchery coho catch quota and 21.9 percent of the 11,100 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.98 (0.37 for chinook and 0.61 for hatchery coho).

1,628 anglers July 2-8 caught 767 chinook and 746 hatchery coho for 2.9 percent of the 34,860 hatchery 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 hatchery coho).

Westport: 1,992 anglers July 9-15 caught 1,183 chinook and 458 hatchery coho for 2.9 percent of the 25,800 hatchery coho catch quota and 17.5 percent of the 25,600 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.82 (0.59 for chinook and 0.23 for hatchery coho).

2,097 anglers July 2-8 caught 1,182 chinook and 117 hatchery coho for 1.2 percent of the 25,800 hatchery 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 hatchery coho).

La Push: 248 anglers July 9-15 caught 104 chinook and 115 hatchery coho for 15.9 percent of the 1,760 hatchery coho catch quota and 8.5 percent of the 2,050 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.88 (0.42 for chinook and 0.46 for hatchery coho).

273 anglers July 2-8 caught 56 chinook and 155 hatchery coho for 9.4 percent of the 1,760 hatchery 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 hatchery coho).

Neah Bay: 1,531 anglers July 9-15 caught 828 chinook and 567 hatchery coho for 25.9 percent of the 7,250 hatchery coho catch quota and 49.4 percent of the 4,700 chinook catch quota. Fish catch per rod average is 0.91 (0.54 for chinook and 0.37 for hatchery coho).

2,453 anglers July 2-8 caught 1,359 chinook and 1,191 hatchery coho for 18.1 percent of the 7,250 hatchery 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 hatchery coho). Neah Bay chinook limit was reduced to one daily. The daily limit is two salmon.

Coastwide: 5,304 anglers July 9-15 caught 2,677 chinook and 2,074 hatchery coho for 7.0 percent of the 69,720 hatchery coho catch quota and 21.6 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 is 0.90 (0.50 for chinook and 0.39 for hatchery coho).

6,449 anglers July 2-8 caught 3,363 chinook and 2,208 hatchery coho for 4.0 percent of the 69,720 hatchery 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 is 0.86 (0.52 for chinook and 0.34 for hatchery coho).

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

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