COASTAL HATCHERY-MARKED CHINOOK CATCH
The chinook mark-selective recreational fishery in the area between the U.S.-Canada border and the Queets River opened on May 10 for two days per week (May 10,11, 17, and 18), then will reopen June 22-28. The area south of the Queets River opened on June 8. The chinook mark-selective fishery is operating under a coastwide quota of 8,000 marked chinook. Through June 9, a total of 344 chinook have been landed (four percent of the quota).
The area between Cape Falcon in Oregon and Leadbetter Point (Marine Catch Area 1) opened Saturday, June 8. A total (including Oregon) of 79 anglers participated in this fishery during the opening weekend, June 8-9, landing 28 hatchery-marked chinook.
June 8-9: 79 anglers caught 28 hatchery chinook for 0.36 fish per rod average.
The area between Leadbetter Point and the Queets River (Area 2) opened Saturday, June 8. A total of 684 anglers participated in this fishery during the opening weekend, June 8-9, landing 179 hatchery-marked chinook.
June 8-9: 684 anglers caught 179 hatchery chinook for 0.26 fish per rod average.
The area between the Queets River and Cape Alava (Area 3) will reopen on June 22.
May 10-11: 143 anglers caught four hatchery chinook for 0.03 fish per rod average; May 17-18: Four anglers caught no fish for 0.0 fish per rod average.
The area between Cape Alava and the U.S.-Canada border (Area 4) will reopen on June 22.
May 10-11: 486 anglers caught 68 hatchery chinook for 0.14 fish per rod average; May 17-18: 343 anglers caught 64 hatchery chinook for 0.19 fish per rod average.
May 10-11: 629 anglers caught 72 hatchery chinook for 0.11 fish per rod average (0.9 percent of the total catch quota); May 17-18: 347 anglers caught 136 hatchery chinook for 0.18 fish per rod average (1.7 percent of the total catch quota); June 8-9: 762 anglers caught 208 chinook.