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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Grays Harbor salmon fishery remains fair, plus other coastal options still available

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It’s not quite the slam dunk salmon fishing you’d encountered during the summer, but fall still offers some fairly decent action.

“It kind of slowed down Saturday at Grays Harbor, but Sunday was actually a pretty good day,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “The fish that moved into (Grays Harbor) are different fish from those that were around a couple days ago.

A check at the Johns River ramp showed 95 anglers Sunday with six chinook and 31 coho.

A check at 28th Street ramp in Grays Harbor’s north channel showed 196 anglers Sunday with eight chinook and 61 coho.

The nontribal nets were in the harbor’s north channel on Monday and Tuesday, and now the tribal fleet is fishing the south channel, which could throw off the sport fishery.

A check from Cosmopolis ramp showed 33 anglers with 15 fish, and most of those were caught upriver in the Lower Chehalis.

Fishing is fair to good for coho and a few chinook near Buoy-10 at Columbia River mouth.

The La Push bubble fishery showed 33 anglers last weekend with six chinook and two coho, and it is open through Oct. 14.

The La Push Last Chance Salmon Derby is this weekend (Oct. 6-7). Cost is $25. For details, go tothe Forks Chamber website.

The Westport Boat Basin Salmon Derby is open through Oct. 31. The “derby within the derby” is this weekend (Oct. 6-7). For details, go to the Westport Chamber website.

(Photo by Mark Yuasa)

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