Washington Ocean Salmon Fishing Report (6-4-15)

THE FOLLOWING NEWS ORIGINATED FROM WENDY BEEGHLEY, WDFW, AND COMES VIA JOE HYMER, PSMFC

Columbia Ocean Area (including Oregon)

The area between Cape Falcon, OR and Leadbetter Point, WA (Ocean Area 1) opened on Saturday, May 30. A total (including Oregon) of 270 anglers participated in this fishery during the opening weekend, landing 152 marked Chinook.

Westport

The area between Leadbetter Point and the Queets River (Ocean Area 2) opened on Saturday, May 30. A total of 981 anglers participated in this fishery during the opening weekend, landing 431

KRISTINA ANDERSON, HUBSTER DAVE AND A COUPLE FRIENDS ENJOYED A GOOD HATCHERY CHINOOK OPENER OFF WESTPORT LAST SUNDAY. "Salmon opener went good for us this weekend on Sunday. We were able to put 7 nice hatchery chinook in the box for 4 anglers including my lovely wife and two buddies. All the action came off the downriggers in 130 to 150 feet of water. The fish preferred bait behind a triangle flasher or qcove nuclear crush flasher with a green spatterback behind it," REPORTED DAVE. (DAIWA PHOTO CONTEST)

KRISTINA ANDERSON, HUBSTER DAVE AND A COUPLE FRIENDS ENJOYED A GOOD HATCHERY CHINOOK OPENER OFF WESTPORT LAST SUNDAY. “ALL THE ACTION CAME OFF THE DOWNRIGGERS IN 130 TO 150 FEET OF WATER. THE FISH PREFERRED BAIT BEHIND A TRIANGLE FLASHER OR Q-COVE NUCLEAR CRUSH FLASHER WITH A GREEN SPATTERBACK BEHIND IT,” REPORTED DAVE. (DAIWA PHOTO CONTEST)

La Push

The area between the Queets River and Cape Alava (Ocean Area 3) was open May 15-16 and May 22-23, then reopened on Saturday, May 30. During the first four open days, 77 anglers participated in this fishery, landing 5 marked Chinook. During the weekend of May 30-31, a total of 13 anglers participated, landing 2 marked Chinook. Through May 31, a total of 90 anglers have participated in this fishery in the La Push area; landing 7 Chinook.

Neah Bay

The area between Cape Alava and the U.S.-Canada border (Ocean Area 4) was open May 15-16 and May 22-23, then reopened on Saturday, May 30. During the first four open days, 323 anglers participated in this fishery, landing 85 marked Chinook. During the weekend of May 30-31, a total of 37 anglers participated, landing 21 marked Chinook. Through May 31, a total of 360 anglers have participated in this fishery in the Neah Bay area, landing 106 Chinook.

 

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