The coastal sport salmon fisheries continued to produce some off the charts action, and state Fish and Wildlife will hold a conference call on Thursday to possibly discuss possible regulation changes for the Ilwaco area.
“Westport went to non-select for coho on Monday, and I heard a lot of people limited on coho with really, really good fishing,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “At Westport they had a 1.5 fish per person average, and 0.9 on coho and 0.6 on chinook.”
At Ilwaco, salmon anglers this past week averaged 1.4 for coho and 0.2 for chinook.
“There was some decent fishing at Ilwaco as well, and one place on fire was the Columbia North Jetty where we finally saw a lot of fish taken there,” Beeghly said.
State Fish and Wildlife will have a conference call Thursday, Sept. 4 to discuss possible regulation changes at Ilwaco, including boosting the daily bag limit from one to two chinook and going non-select for coho.
Up north La Push, the salmon catch was 1.0 for coho and 0.2 on chinook, while anglers at Neah Bay averaged 0.5 on coho and 0.1 for chinook.
Albacore tuna fishing was good last week about 45 miles offshore from Ilwaco and Westport, but rough water Sunday through Wednesday made it difficult to even get out of port.