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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Coastal salmon fisheries still going strong when weather cooperates

The coastal salmon fishery has been chugging right along, and the only thing holding it back on some days has been the rough seas and wind.

“It looks like Ilwaco had a fish per person average, and a little more than half were coho,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “Early in the week the weather wasn’t very good, and it probably didn’t affect Neah Bay, but was more directed to the southern ports.”

At Westport they had just under a fish per person with three coho caught for every chinook. Westport will be open daily beginning this Friday, Aug. 3.

At La Push it was 0.70 fish per person average, and still more chinook than coho by a 4-to-1 ratio.

At Neah Bay they had just over a fish per person, and it looks like they were about 2-to-1 coho to chinook.

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