Ocean Salmon Fishing Update (8-4-11)

(REPORT COURTESY WENDY BEEGHLEY, WDFW, VIA FISHERIES BIOLOGIST JOE HYMER)

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 25, a total of 1,375 coho and 127 Chinook were landed. Through Sunday, July 31, 6,550 coho (20% of the sub-area quota) and 1,108 Chinook (15% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.   Two total pink have been landed in this area during the season.

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 25, a total of 667 coho, 1,938 Chinook, and 196 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 31, 4,714 coho (19% of the sub-area quota) and 5,944 Chinook (35% 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 Chinook.  During the week of July 25, a total of 78 coho, 107 Chinook, and 119 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 31, 621 coho (37% of the sub-area quota) and 509 Chinook (38% 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 25, a total of 312 coho, 320 Chinook, and 1,321 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, July 31, 1,961 coho (28% of the sub-area quota) and 1,431 Chinook (45% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

* Editor’s note: As of Sunday, Aug. 7, these two Washington marine areas switch to 2-king daily limits.

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