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June 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Latest ocean salmon catch figures

Ilwaco7 Aug. 20-2012COASTAL 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 this Saturday June 22 through June 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).

ILWACO

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.

June 10-16: 638 anglers caught 399 hatchery chinook for 0.62 fish per rod average.

WESTPORT

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.

June 10-16: 2,873 anglers caught 873 hatchery chinook for 0.30 fish per rod average.

LA PUSH

The area between the Queets River and Cape Alava (Area 3) will reopen this Saturday, June 22 through June 28.

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.

NEAH BAY

The area between Cape Alava and the U.S.-Canada border (Area 4) will reopen this Saturday, June 22 through June 28.

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.

COASTWIDE

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; June 10-16: 3,511 anglers caught 1,272 for 20.2 percent of the catch quota and 0.36 fish per rod average.

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