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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Fall salmon anglers should target coastal rivers in the days ahead

The coastal salmon fishing scene still has a few options, but the rivers feeding into Grays Harbor remain on the slow side.

“The Chehalis River was out for most of last week, and just came into shape at the end of this past week when some people got out but they didn’t well at all,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “It is kind of slow.”

Samplers on the Chehalis checked 12 anglers with just two fish.

Up in the northern portion the La Push bubble fishery which is open through Sunday, Oct. 13 produced some good action.

“Some anglers did well on Chinook at the bubble fishery at La Push where they exceeded their 50 fish guideline already,” Beeghly said. “We saw 117 chinook and 18 coho for 203 anglers last week.”

Beeghly says they also sampled the boats fishing in the Westport Boat Basin for coho, and saw about seven coho taken this past week.

“I don’t know how the guys are doing on the docks, but the coho are easy to find, and all you need to do is spot the schools,” Beeghly said.

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