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Tag: Pat Pattillo

July
17th

Westport salmon fishing opens seven days a week starting Friday

Salmon fishing in the waters off of Westport will be open seven days a week beginning Friday. That will bring Marine Area 2 in line with three other ocean areas already open on a daily basis.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the change Thursday.
Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator for the department, said the department at first limited fishing at Westport to five days a week to make sure the catch did not reach the quota too quickly and require an early closure.

Anglers fishing in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 may keep two salmon

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March
1st

Pink and coho salmon should provide good fishing this year

Anglers in the South Sound should see this year fishing seasons and quotas that will be similar to those last year.

That was the assessment offered Friday by Pat Pattillo, the salmon policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife following a meeting at which salmon forecasts for the coming year were released.

The forecasts will be the basis of negotiations over the next month leading to the establishing of recreational, commercial and tribal fishing season.

The bright spots for Puget Sound anglers this year will be pink and coho salmon.

More than half of the 6.2 million

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July
26th

Salmon fishing off Westport to open seven days a week beginning Aug. 3

Beginning Aug. 3, marine waters off of Westport will be open to salmon fishing seven days a week, joining the three other ocean areas already open on a daily basis, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a short time ago.

Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator, said the department initially limited the number of days open at Westport to five a week (Sundays-Thursdays) to ensure that the catch would not reach the quota too quickly and require an early closure.

“Because catch rates are stable, we can allow fishing daily off Westport without much risk of having to

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