Killin’ Me With Kings

Devin Schildt, Todd Girtz, Derek Knowles, Kevin Klein, Jim Klark — have you no common decency? Can’t you see I’m trying to work here, trying to get out the August issue of Northwest Sportsman?!?!

Apparently not, because you’ve been killing me with these pics of kings.

TODD GIRTZ WITH A HEFTY CHINOOK CAUGHT EARLIER THIS WEEK OUT OF LA PUSH. (TODD GIRTZ)

CORY BRAY WITH ANOTHER LA PUSH KINGER FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK. (TODD GIRTZ)

A BRUTE AND A RESPECTABLE CHINOOK CAUGHT DURING LAST WEEKEND'S DERBY IN THE SAN JUANS. (KEVIN KLEIN)

ANOTHER BEAST OF THE NORTH, CAUGHT DURING THE PSA DERBY. (KEVIN KLEIN)

A WHALE OF A TYEE CAUGHT OUT OF WHALE CHANNEL RECENTLY BY JEFF KNOWLES OF MAPLE VALLEY. (JEFF KNOWLES)

RAPHAELA PULERA AND HER FIRST SALMON, THIS NOOK CAUGHT ON FLAT SEAS OUT OF WESTPORT LAST SUNDAY. (JIM KLARK)

... AND THE DEATH BLOW, THIS SAN JUANS BEAUT -- SARAH BAKKEN AND HER CHINOOK FROM LAST WEEKEND. (WRIGHT & MCGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

If you’re looking for more than eye candy in this blog, here’s the very latest ocean catch report from WDFW’s Wendy Beeghley:

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon)

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Cape Falcon, OR and Leadbetter Point, WA opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 33,600 coho and a sub-area guideline of 7,400 Chinook.  During the week of July 4, a total of 1,358 coho and 341 Chinook were landed. Through Sunday, July 10, 2,454 coho (7% of the sub-area quota) and 631 Chinook (9% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.   No pink have been landed in this area.

Westport

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Leadbetter Point and the Queets River opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 24,860 coho and a sub-area guideline of 16,900 Chinook.  During the week of July 4, a total of 721 coho, 654 Chinook, and 135 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 10, 1,430 coho (6% of the sub-area quota) and 1,370 Chinook (8% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

La Push

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between the Queets River and Cape Alava opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 1,700 coho and a sub-area guideline of 1,350 Chinook1.  During the week of July 4, a total of 161coho, 138 Chinook, and 63 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 10, 311 coho (18% of the sub-area quota) and 176 Chinook (13% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

Neah Bay

The all-species recreational salmon fishery in the area between Cape Alava and the US-Canada border opened on June 26 operating under a sub-area quota of 6,990 coho and a sub-area guideline of 3,200 Chinook.  During the week of July 4, a total of 279 coho, 215 Chinook, and 569 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 10, 705 coho (10% of the sub-area quota) and 400 Chinook (13% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

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