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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

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Fishing report: Better action off Westport for salmon

Cedar: The trout fishing has been fair to good, especially early or late in the day. Dry flies will produce smaller rainbows. For bigger fish, use double nymph rigs with a large stonefly and a smaller nymph like a flashback pheasant tail.

Wynoochee: A few steelhead are being, with the action slowed a bit by low water levels. Try using a nightmare-pattern jig under a bobber, or small clusters of eggs or corkies.

Yakima: The trout fishing has been good during the day and very good in the evening. Fish a heavy nymph in the current seams during

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Fishing report: Good trout action in area lakes

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.


Green: The steelhead action is slowly improving. The Flaming Geyser State Park and state Route 18 bridge area have been the best spots. Bank anglers should try sand shrimp on a jig or under a bobber, or spinners and spoons. Boat anglers are having the best success, pulling plugs.

Naches: The fishing has been good for cutthroat trout. Use any terrestial pattern in size 10. The river level is still high enough to float with a raft.

Nisqually: There have been few reports, but

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Fishing report: Ocean salmon fishing begins shut down

Here are some reports that will be included in the full fishing report in Saturday’s paper:


Nisqually: The action has slowed down in recent days. Anglers are catching a few dark chinook, but not much else.

Puyallup: The fishing has been slow in the latter part of the week. Most folks are blaming the low water levels.

Skokomish: The river is producing a fair number of coho, and a chum salmon here and there. Eggs seem to be the best bait to use right now.


Black: The action remains on the slow side. Trout anglers should try slowly

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Coho limit for waters off Westport will increase Thursday to two a day

Starting Thursday, anglers fishing for salmon in ocean waters off Westport will be able to keep up to two coho salmon per day under a new rule approved by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The new rule brings the coho limit for Marine Area 2 – previously set at one per day – up to the same number in effect in the three other ocean areas.

Anglers can also count up to two chinook toward the overall two-salmon limit in those areas.

As before, anglers will be allowed to retain both hatchery and wild coho off

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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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Westport salmon fishing cut back to Thursdays-Sundays

Effective immediately, recreational salmon fishery off Westport is again restricted to five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement this morning.

Anglers have been fishing daily in Marine Area 2 since early this month, but a significant increase in the recreational catch prompted a return to the Sunday-through-Thursday schedule, said Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator.

“Since opening ocean waters off Westport to daily fishing, the number of anglers has dramatically increased and we saw record numbers of chinook caught,” Pattillo said in a news release. “Making this change now is

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