WEEKEND FISHING REPORT
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City of Shelton Parks and Recreation
Salmon Fishing To Close Early Off Westport And Ilwaco
OLYMPIA – Salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Friday (9/19/14) off Westport and at the end of the day Sunday off Ilwaco, state fisheries managers announced today. Marine areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) will close at the end of Sunday as scheduled. All ocean areas close to fishing at 11:59 p.m. the day of the scheduled closure.
After an outstanding fishing season, anglers are expected to meet salmon catch quotas early in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport), said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Those two areas initially were scheduled to close at the end of the day Sept. 30. As of Sept. 14, catch total for the coho fishery had reached 85 percent of the quota and 79 percent of the chinook guideline off Ilwaco. Anglers caught 90 percent of the coho quota and 80 percent of the chinook guideline off Westport through Sept. 14.
Milward estimates the remaining fish left under the quota will be caught over the next several days. Anglers have a two-salmon daily catch limit in all four marine areas off the Washington coast. Up to two chinook may be retained in all four ocean areas. However, chinook must be released east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line in Marine Area 4. Anglers are allowed to keep both hatchery and wild coho in all four areas as part of their daily limit. A portion of Marine Area 3 will open again Sept. 27 through Oct. 12.
Additional information on the ocean fishery, including minimum size limits and catch guidelines, is available in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available HERE.
WDFW News - September 19, 2014