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August 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Puget Sound hatchery-marked chinook sport fishery catch figures

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Here is the preliminary information from the northern and central Puget Sound hatchery-marked chinook sport fishery by Mark Baltzell, state Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound sampling unit supervisor:

Northern Puget Sound (Marine Catch Area 9)

July 16-19: 1,869 boats with 3,922 anglers caught 1,880 hatchery-marked chinook, 31 hatchery-marked coho and 25 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 201 hatchery-marked chinook, 516 unmarked chinook, 235 unknown chinook, 91 hatchery-marked coho, 10 unmarked coho and 36 unknown coho.

July 20: 234 boats with 471 anglers caught 73 hatchery-marked chinook, three hatchery-marked coho and three unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 49 hatchery-marked chinook, 12 unmarked chinook, 26 unknown chinook and 11 unknown coho.

July 21: 774 boats with 1,665 anglers caught 306 hatchery-marked chinook, nine hatchery-marked coho and six unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 149 hatchery-marked chinook, 125 unmarked chinook, 175 unknown chinook, nine hatchery-marked coho, three unmarked coho and 55 unknown coho.

July 22: 550 boats with 1,279 anglers caught 155 hatchery-marked chinook. Also there was a release of 318 hatchery-marked chinook, 84 unmarked chinook, 68 unknown chinook, nine hatchery-marked coho, three unmarked coho and two unknown coho.

July 23-26: 1,124 boats with 2,237 anglers caught 744 hatchery-marked chinook, six hatchery-marked coho and six unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 214 hatchery-marked chinook, 331 unmarked chinook, 89 unknown chinook, 12 hatchery-marked coho and four unknown coho.

July 27: 271 boats with 549 anglers caught 150 hatchery-marked chinook, three unmarked chinook and six hatchery-marked coho. Also there was a release of 38 unmarked chinook, 94 unknown chinook, three hatchery-marked coho, three unmarked coho and five unknown coho.

July 28: 542 boats with 1,170 anglers caught 241 hatchery-marked chinook, six hatchery-marked coho and three unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 48 hatchery-marked chinook, 94 unmarked chinook, 206 unknown chinook, three unmarked coho and 14 unknown coho.

July 29: 594 boats with 1,319 anglers caught 207 hatchery-marked chinook. Also there was a release of 21 hatchery-marked chinook, 48 unmarked chinook, 169 unknown chinook, seven unmarked coho and 23 unknown coho.

Total: 5,958 boats with 12,612 anglers caught 3,756 hatchery-marked chinook, three unmarked chinook, 61 hatchery-marked coho and 43 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 1,000 hatchery-marked chinook, 1,248 unmarked chinook, 1,060 unknown chinook, 124 hatchery-marked coho, 29 unmarked coho and 151 unknown coho.

Average catch per rod in Area 9 is 0.298.

Average catch per rod in Area 9 in 2007 was 0.272; 2008 was 0.242; 2009 was 0.145; 2010 was 0.197; and 2011 was 0.099.

Central Puget Sound (Marine Catch Area 10)

July 16-19: 651 boats with 1,303 anglers caught 111 hatchery-marked chinook, 45 hatchery-marked coho and 31 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 38 hatchery-marked chinook, 72 unmarked chinook, 235 unknown chinook, 28 hatchery-marked coho, 32 unmarked coho and 36 unknown coho.

July 20: 107 boats with 237 anglers caught 30 hatchery-marked chinook, five unmarked chinook and five hatchery-marked coho. Also there was a release of 39 hatchery-marked chinook, 33 unmarked chinook, 26 unknown chinook, seven unmarked coho and 11 unknown coho.

July 21: 397 boats with 882 anglers caught 52 hatchery-marked chinook, 52 hatchery-marked coho and 62 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 74 hatchery-marked chinook, 83 unmarked chinook, 175 unknown chinook, 31 hatchery-marked coho, seven unmarked coho and 55 unknown coho.

July 22: 234 boats with 476 anglers caught 49 hatchery-marked chinook, two unmarked chinook, seven hatchery-marked coho and five unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 42 hatchery-marked chinook, 53 unmarked chinook, 68 unknown chinook, 19 hatchery-marked coho, 18 unmarked coho and two unknown coho.

July 23-26: 464 boats with 872 anglers caught 114 hatchery-marked chinook, four unmarked chinook, 20 hatchery-marked coho and 20 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 59 hatchery-marked chinook, 103 unmarked chinook, 89 unknown chinook, 16 unmarked coho and four unknown coho.

July 27: 185 boats with 355 anglers caught 55 hatchery-marked chinook, two unmarked chinook, seven hatchery-marked coho and five unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 38 hatchery-marked chinook, 71 unmarked chinook, 94 unknown chinook, 10 hatchery-marked coho and five unknown coho.

July 28: 484 boats with 1,012 anglers caught 88 hatchery-marked chinook, seven unmarked chinook, 19 hatchery-marked coho and 24 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 227 hatchery-marked chinook, 128 unmarked chinook, 206 unknown chinook, nine hatchery-marked coho, two unmarked coho and 14 unknown coho.

July 29: 361 boats with 751 anglers caught 61 hatchery-marked chinook, nine unmarked chinook, 33 hatchery-marked coho and 26 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 61 hatchery-marked chinook, 91 unmarked chinook, 169 unknown chinook, 16 hatchery-marked coho, 14 unmarked coho and 23 unknown coho.

Total: 2,883 boats with 5,888 anglers caught 561 hatchery-marked chinook, 29 unmarked chinook, 188 hatchery-marked coho and 173 unmarked coho. Also there was a release of 577 hatchery-marked chinook, 634 unmarked chinook, 1,060 unknown chinook, 113 hatchery-marked coho, 96 unmarked coho and 151 unknown coho.

Average catch per rod in Area 9 is 0.1001.

Average catch per rod in Area 9 in 2007 was 0.180; 2008 was 0.057; 2009 was 0.076; 2010 was 0.114; and 2011 was 0.084.

(Photo by Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times staff reporter with a hatchery king salmon caught early this week off Richmond Beach)

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