September 19, 2018 ACTION NOTICE – Recreational Ocean Salmon: NOAA Fisheries in consultation with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, representatives from the recreational salmon fishery, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council and members of the Salmon Technical Team, has taken in-season action with respect to the recreational salmon fishery in the area from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain.
The September non selective coho season will be open on Friday, September 21 for all salmon. The season will close to retention of coho at 11:59PM on Friday, September 21.
RATIONALE AND NOTES: The recreational season in the area from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. has landed a total of 5,422 coho during the two Fri-Sat non selective coho salmon open periods in September. This leaves a remainder of 2,178 coho on the revised quota of 7,600 coho. With 2,736 coho taken in the first two day opening and 2,686 coho taken in the second two day opening, it was obvious that there were not enough coho remaining to allow for another two days of fishing. Managers selected Friday as the best option for a final day of fishing based on forecasts of marine conditions.