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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Pinks and hatchery coho still the main show in Strait of Juan de Fuca

The hatchery coho and pink fishing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca still remains decent.

“The coho fishing started to pick up at Sekiu, and some are 7 to 10 pounds with an overall average in 5 to 6 pound range,” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife fish checker in the Strait. “The pinks are also still holding up pretty good at Sekiu and Port Angeles.”

Bennett says the Port Angeles area catch is still dominated by pinks as the coho really haven’t arrived just yet.

“We had about a three pink per boat average at Port Angeles, and somewhere like that at Sekiu too,” Bennett said. “It is not red hot, but one boat I saw had 19 pinks at Sekiu. We are starting to see a lot more families up fishing, and they’re mainly going after pinks.”

 

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