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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Westport and Ilwaco anglers can soon keep wild and hatchery coho

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Coastal salmon anglers will get to keep both hatchery and wild coho beginning this Saturday, Sept. 1 off Westport, and Monday, Sept. 3 off Ilwaco.

Another rule change is those fishing off Westport will be allowed to keep only one coho in their two-salmon daily limit beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, while the coho daily limit in Ilwaco will remain two.

Anglers at La Push and Neah Bay can still only keep hatchery-marked coho.

Only 25 percent of the coho quota has been attained at Westport and Ilwaco.

Through Sunday, Aug. 26, Ilwaco anglers caught 8,861 coho under a coho quota of 34,860. Westport anglers have caught 6,507 coho under a quota of 25,800.

Anglers have a two-salmon daily limit in all four coastal ports. Up to two chinook may be kept daily in all areas.

Salmon fishing is open daily through Sept. 23 at Westport, La Push and Neah Bay while Ilwaco remains open daily through Sept. 30.

(Photo by Mark Yuasa)

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