WDFW News – Ocean Salmon Fishery Off Ilwaco To Close Early.

Action: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Aug. 27.

Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.

Species affected: All salmon.

Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco); Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Oregon.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the preseason coho quota of 18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27. Closing the salmon fishery early will help ensure compliance with conservation objectives.

Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River remains open as scheduled. For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

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