Ocean Salmon Fishing Update (8-17-11)

(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 August 8, a total of 7,232 coho and 1,908 Chinook were landed. Through Sunday, August 14, 16,765 coho (50% of the sub-area quota) and 3,729 Chinook (48% 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 8, a total of 2,880 coho, 5,296 Chinook, and 324 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 14, 8,812 coho (35% of the sub-area quota) and 14,396 Chinook (82% 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 8, a total of 236 coho, 233 Chinook, and 260 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 14, 997 coho (59% of the sub-area quota) and 1,068 Chinook (76% 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 8, a total of 295 coho, 490 Chinook, and 1,014 pink were landed.  Through Sunday, August 14, 2,512 coho (36% of the sub-area quota) and 2,245 Chinook (67% of the sub-area guideline) have been landed.

 

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