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Ocean salmon fishery reopening Sunday and Monday

Published on August 31, 2018 8:20AM

ILWACO — Marine Area 1 out of Ilwaco will reopen for two more days of salmon fishing on Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, for Chinook and hatchery coho salmon fishing.

Enough quota is available for two more days of salmon fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday. Only a small amount of coho quota remained after the closure of Area 1 earlier in August; however a transfer of quota by the commercial troll fishery provided enough to reopen the recreational fishery.

The daily limit is two salmon. Wild coho must be released. The Columbia River Control Zone (Control Zone 1) is closed.

The Columbia River remains closed to Chinook retention downstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, WDFW said. Anglers with Chinook in their possession may not fish in areas that are closed to Chinook retention, the agency said.


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