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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Strait of Juan de Fuca salmon fishing good for pinks and coho, but just OK for kings

Salmon fishing along the Strait of Juan de Fuca is good one day and somewhat slower the next, but in general fish continue to migrate through from Sekiu to Port Angeles.

“Things were kind of hit and miss, and the chinook numbers are just so-so,” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife fish checker in the Strait.

“The pink and coho numbers have picked up at Sekiu this past weekend, and they’re the biggest thing going on right now,’ he said. “Many are now starting to venture offshore looking for pinks and silver so that is why we’ve seen an increase in their numbers.”

Bennett says on the chinook end the catch average is less than a fish per boat.

A check at Olson’s Resort in Sekiu showed 83 boats with 256 anglers Sunday caught 30 chinook, 59 coho and 201 pinks. At Van Riper’s Resort in Sekiu, 32 boats with 81 anglers Sunday caught 10 chinook, 11 coho, 38 pinks and one sockeye.

At Ediz Hook ramp in Port Angeles, 39 boats with 79 anglers Sunday caught 20 chinook, two coho and 104 pinks.

 

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