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Ocean fishing for salmon opens Friday at Westport

 


Beginning Aug. 3, marine waters off of Westport (Marine Area 2) will be open to salmon fishing seven days a week, joining the three other ocean areas already open on a daily basis, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

Pat Pattillo, salmon policy coordinator for WDFW, said the department initially limited the number of days open at Westport to five a week (Sundays through 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 shorten the salmon season,” Pattillo said.

Salmon fishing already is open sev...



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