Ocean Salmon Update.

Data regarding the current ocean selective(finclipped) coho season has been updated through June 30th and 4.4 percent of the quota has been caught and kept with fishing success running at .61 retained salmon per angler/trip. The most successful port so far has been Winchester Bay with 1.02 kept salmon per angler trip.

By far the busiest port has been Newport with 2,094 angler/trips. Garibaldi has been the second busiest salmon fishing port with 1,535 angler trips and Winchester Bay has been the third busiest with 1,075 angler/trips.

The updated resuls for all ten ports in our zone are: Garibaldi(1,535 angler trips – .24 retained salmon per angler); Pacific City(871 angler/trips -.45 retained salmon per angler); Depoe Bay(872 angler trips – .71 retained salmon per angler); Newport(2,094 angler trips – .83 retained salmon per angler); Florence(0 angler/trips); Brookings(869 angler/trips – .30 retained salmon per angler); Gold Beach(32 angler/trips – .00 retained salmon per angler); Bandon(24 angler/trips – .63 retained salmon per angler): Charleston(315 angler/trips – .76 retained salmon per angler);

As for chinook salmon catches, Newport leads with 282, followed by Depoe Bay with 137 and Brookings with 126.

For the first time in several years, Brookings has produced more retained coho salmon than chinooks – leading some to believe that northern California will not contribute, to the usual degree, to our ocean salmon fishery along the southern Oregon coast.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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