8/26/16 ACTION NOTICE- Recreational Ocean Salmon: NOAA Fisheries in consultation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, representatives from the recreational fishery, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council, has taken in-season action with respect to the recreational salmon fishery in the area from Leadbetter Point to Cape Falcon.
Within the Columbia River Ocean Salmon Management Area (Leadbetter Point, Washington to Cape Falcon, Oregon), recreational ocean salmon fishing closes effective 11:59 PM on Saturday, August 27th.
RATIONALE AND NOTES: The Coho Salmon quota in this area is expected to be met by the end of the day on Saturday, August 27th. Through Thursday, August 25th an estimated 17,460 Coho Salmon had been landed out of the quota of 18,900 Coho leaving only 1,440 Coho on the quota. Weekday catches have been averaging 733 Coho per day, and the quota is likely to be exceeded by Saturday night.