State Fish and Wildlife says Marine Catch Area 8-1/8-2 will reopen Wednesday, May 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for anglers to pursue these tasty prawn sized shrimp.
Clearly the weather, tides and fishing was much better in Marine Area 8 on Wednesday (May 7) than on the previous Saturday (May 3) opener, according to Mark O’Toole, a state Fish and Wildlife Puget Sound biologist.
All other marine locations such as northern, central and south-central Puget Sound (Catch Areas 9, 10 and 11) have either reached or are above their sport catch quota.
Here are the Marine Area 8 estimated catch figures, which has a 19,000 pound catch quota:
May 3: 524 boats catch per boat average is 11.0 pounds with a shrimp count of 11.6 per pound and an estimated catch of 5,683 pounds.
May 7: 409 boats catch per boat average is 15.3 pounds with a shrimp count of 11.5 per pound and an estimated catch of 6,257 pounds.