Ocean Salmon Update (8-10-11)

(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 August 1, a total of 2,983  coho and 713 Chinook were landed. Through Sunday, August 7, 9,533 coho (28% of the sub-area quota) and 1,821 Chinook (25% 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 August 1, a total of 1,218 coho, 3,156 Chinook, and 297 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 7, 5,932 coho (24% of the sub-area quota) and 9,100 Chinook (54% 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 August 1, a total of 140 coho, 326 Chinook, and 287 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 7, 761 coho (45% of the sub-area quota) and 836 Chinook (62% 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 August 1, a total of 257 coho, 325 Chinook, and 1,763 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 7, 2,218 coho (32% of the sub-area quota) and 1,756 Chinook (55% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

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