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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Halibut fishing still going strong in some marine areas, but closed in others

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Here are the halibut catch figures by state Fish and Wildlife:

Westport (sport catch quota was 40,739 pounds): May 6 and May 11: 20,607 pounds were caught by sport anglers; and May 13- and May 18: 24,030 pounds. The halibut fishery closed after Sunday, May 18.

Westport nearshore (1,804 pounds): May 5, and May 7-10: 196 pounds; and May 12, and May 14-17: 605 pounds. The nearshore halibut fishery closed after Wednesday, May 21.

The northern coast off La Push and Neah Bay (41,243 pounds): May 15 and May 17: 66,787 pounds. May 22 and Saturday, May 24 are the last two days of the fishery.

On the coast, Ilwaco is still open for halibut with fishing allowed Thursdays to Sundays only.

The Strait from Sekiu to Port Angeles, San Juan Islands, east side of Whidbey Island and northern and central Puget Sound will open for halibut Friday to Sunday (May 23-25), and May 29-31 and June 7 only.

 

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