Ocean sport salmon quota report archives

Archival in-season reports for ocean salmon catch and effort. For additional information on Washington's coastal salmon fisheries, visit the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

2021 Ocean Sport Salmon Quota Report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for recreational salmon fishing for all species except coho on June 19.  The Columbia Ocean and Westport areas opened for all salmon species on June 27; the La Push and Neah Bay areas opened for all salmon species on July 4.  Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 27,250 fish for 2021. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 70,000 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery.

In-season Management actions:

July 20, 2021 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, July 24, the bag limit in the Neah Bay area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook

August 6, 2021 - Westport area is open to recreational salmon fishing 7 days per week

August 20, 2021 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, August 21, the bag limit in the Westport area is modified to 2 salmon.

August 26, 2021 -  Effective 12:01AM Monday, August 30, the Columbia River area was closed to salmon fishing.

September 2, 2021 -  Effective 12:01AM Saturday, September 4, the La Push area was closed to salmon fishing. Effective 12:01AM Wednesday, September 8, the Westport area was closed to salmon fishing.

Coastwide Ocean Totals

Coho quota: 70,000
Chinook quota: 27,250

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook guideline Number of Pink Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

1,091 489 0 489 0 0% 2% 0 0.45 0.00 0.45
26

Jun 21-27

4,147 1,579 277 2,068 277 0% 8% 3 0.38 0.07 0.45
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

3,470 1,341 999 3,409 1,276 2% 13% 4 0.39 0.29 0.68
28 Jul 5-11 6,402 2,398 3,827 5,807 5,103 7% 21% 51 0.37 0.60 0.98
29 Jul 12-18 7,420 2,395 3,399 8,202 8,502 12% 30% 158 0.32 0.46 0.80
30 Jul 19-25 6,948 1,709 3,195 9,911 11,697 17% 36% 263 0.25 0.46 0.74
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 6,273 1,264 4,494 11,174 16,190 23% 41% 221 0.20 0.72 0.95
32 Aug 2-8 8,857 1,494 8,443 12,669 24,634 35% 46% 138 0.17 0.95 1.14
33 Aug 9-15 9,835 1,990 10,656 14,659 35,290 50% 54% 243 0.20 1.08 1.31
34 Aug 16-22 8,618 1,795 9,720 16,454 45,010 64% 60% 46 0.21 1.13 1.34
35 Aug 23-29 10,569 808 11,604 17,262 56,614 81% 63% 34 0.08 1.10 1.18
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 3,676 315 5,800 17,577 62,414 89% 65% 18 0.09 1.58 1.67
37 Sep 6-12 1,087 131 1,606 17,708 64,021 91% 65% 12 0.12 1.48 1.61
38 Sep 13-15 32 0 41 17,708 64,058 92% 65% 0 0.00 1.28 1.28

Columbia River Area (including Oregon)

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Sunday August 29.  Through Sunday, August 29, 6,021 Chinook (84% of the area guideline) and 39,514 coho (93% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 42,400
Chinook quota: 7,200

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

310 160 0 160 0 0% 2% 0 0.52 0.00 0.52
26

Jun 21-27

1,338 337 255 497 255 1% 7% 0 0.25 0.19 0.44
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

1,250 88 880 585 1,135 3% 8% 0 0.07 0.70 0.77
28 Jul 5-11 2,822 229 3,217 814 4,352 10% 11% 0 0.08 1.14 1.22
29 Jul 12-18 3,628 615 2,205 1,429 6,557 15% 20% 0 0.17 0.61 0.78
30 Jul 19-25 2,857 371 2,326 1,800 8,883 21% 25% 0 0.13 0.81 0.94
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 3,383 210 3,484 2,009 12,367 29% 28% 0 0.06 1.03 1.09
32 Aug 2-8 6,057 739 6,396 2,748 18,762 44% 38% 0 0.12 1.06 1.18
33 Aug 9-15 6,261 1,248 7,796 3,996 26,558 63% 56% 0 0.20 1.25 1.44
34 Aug 16-22 6,747 1,547 7,397 5,543 33,955 80% 77% 0 0.23 1.10 1.33
35 Aug 23-29 6,724 478 5,559 6,021 39,514 93% 84% 0 0.07 0.83 0.90

 Westport 

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Tuesday, September 7.  Through Sunday, September 12, 7,009 Chinook (54% of the area guideline) and 20,687 coho (101% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 20,440
Chinook quota: 12,925

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

378 206 0 206 0 0% 2% 0 0.54 0.00 0.54

26

Jun 21-27

1,383 711 18 917 18 0% 7% 0 0.51 0.01 0.53

27

Jun 28-Jul 4

1,333 867 115 1,784 133 1% 14% 0 0.65 0.09 0.74
28 Jul 5-11 1,977 941 476 2,725 608 3% 21% 2 0.48 0.24 0.72
29 Jul 12-18 2,172 611 846 3,336 1,454 7% 26% 7 0.28 0.39 0.67
30 Jul 19-25 2,364 771 342 4,107 1,796 9% 32% 7 0.33 0.14 0.47
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 1,734 725 675 4,832 2,471 12% 37% 13 0.42 0.39 0.81
32 Aug 2-8 2,283 690 1,704 5,522 4,176 20% 43% 7 0.30 0.75 1.05
33 Aug 9-15 2,794 682 2,225 6,204 6,401 31% 48% 9 0.24 0.80 1.04
34 Aug 16-22 1,311 153 2,096 6,357 8,497 42% 49% 2 0.12 1.60 1.72
35 Aug 23-29 3,181 247 5,445 6,604 13,942 68% 51% 0 0.08 1.71 1.79
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 3,013 277 5,291 6,881 19,233 94% 53% 0 0.09 1.76 1.85
37 Sep 6-12 952 128 1,455 7,009 20,687 101% 54% 1 0.13 1.53 1.66

 La Push

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Friday September 3.  Through Sunday, September 5, 329 Chinook (25% of the area guideline) and 1,333 coho (93% of the area subquota) have been landed. 

Coho quota: 1,430
Chinook quota: 1,300

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
26

Jun 21-27

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
28 Jul 5-11 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
29 Jul 12-18 171 130 20 130 20 1% 10% 0 0.76 0.12 0.87
30 Jul 19-25 171 42 114 172 134 9% 13% 10 0.25 0.67 0.98
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 197 53 137 225 271 19% 17% 12 0.27 0.70 1.03
32 Aug 2-8 159 17 155 242 426 30% 19% 25 0.11 0.98 1.24
33 Aug 9-15 245 9 271 251 697 49% 19% 23 0.04 1.11 1.24
34 Aug 16-22 71 7 69 257 766 54% 20% 0 0.09 0.98 1.07
35 Aug 23-29 333 57 385 315 1,152 81% 24% 5 0.17 1.16 1.35
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 291 15 181 329 1,333 93% 25% 6 0.05 0.62 0.69

 Neah Bay

Although the port of Neah Bay remains closed to public access, anglers can access Washington Marine Area 4 from the port of Sekiu.  Through Wednesday, September 15, 4,349 Chinook (75% of the area guideline) and 2,524 coho (44% of the area subquota) have been landed.  This area closed to salmon fishing as scheduled on Wednesday, September 15.

Coho quota: 5,730
Chinook quota: 5,825

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25

Jun 19-20

403 122 0 122 0 0% 2% 0 0.30 0.00 0.30
26

Jun 21-27

1,426 531 4 654 4 0% 11% 3 0.37 0.00 0.38
27

Jun 28-Jul 4

887 386 4 1,040 8 0% 18% 4 0.44 0.00 0.44
28 Jul 5-11 1,604 1,228 134 2,268 142 2% 39% 49 0.77 0.08 0.88
29 Jul 12-18 1,448 1,039 329 3,307 471 8% 57% 150 0.72 0.23 1.05
30 Jul 19-25 1,556 524 412 3,832 883 15% 66% 246 0.34 0.26 0.76
31 Jul 26-Aug 1 960 276 198 4,108 1,081 19% 71% 196 0.29 0.21 0.70
32 Aug 2-8 357 48 188 4,156 1,269 22% 71% 107 0.13 0.53 0.96
33 Aug 9-15 535 52 364 4,208 1,634 29% 72% 210 0.10 0.68 1.17
34 Aug 16-22 489 89 158 4,297 1,792 31% 74% 45 0.18 0.32 0.60
35 Aug 23-29 332 26 214 4,323 2,006 35% 74% 30 0.08 0.65 0.81
36 Aug 30-Sep 5 372 23 329 4,346 2,335 41% 75% 12 0.06 0.88 0.98
37 Sep 6-12 118 3 147 4,349 2,482 43% 75% 11 0.02 1.24 1.36
38 Sep 13-15 32 0 41 4,349 2,524 44% 75% 0 0.00 1.28 1.28

2018 Ocean Sport Salmon Quota Report

Three of the four management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for salmon fishing on June 23; the Westport area opened on July 1.  Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

In-season management actions

July 12: 

  • Effective 12:01AM Saturday, July 14, the bag limit in the Neah Bay area is modified to 2 salmon.

July 24: 

  • Transferred 1,000 coho from the NOF troll fishery to the Neah Bay area recreational fishery.
  • The resulting Neah Bay area recreational quota is 5,370 coho.

Aug. 8: 

  • Transferred 2,400 coho from the NOF troll fishery to the Columbia River area recreational fishery.
  • Transferred 600 coho from the Westport Area recreational fishery to the Columbia River area recreational fishery.
  • The resulting Columbia River area recreational quota is 24,000 coho.
  • Any unused coho remaining from transfer will be reverted to their original fishery proportionally.
  • The Columbia River area and Neah Bay area recreational fisheries were closed effective 11:59 PM Sunday, August 12.

Aug. 23: 

  • Transferred 2,400 coho from Columbia River area quota back to the NOF troll fishery.
  • Transferred 600 coho from Columbia River area quota back to the Westport area sport fishery.
  • Transferred chinook remaining on Neah Bay area 4 guideline (1,876 chinook) to the NOF troll fishery, and added those chinook to the troll sub-area quota north of the Queets River.
  • Effective 12:01AM Friday, August 24, the Westport area is open 7 days per week and the bag limit is modified to 2 salmon.

Aug. 30

  • Reopened Columbia River area to salmon fishing September 2 and 3.
  • Transferred 2,400 coho from the NOF troll fishery to the Columbia River area recreational fishery.
  • The resulting Columbia River area recreational quota is 23,400 coho.

Coastwide Ocean Totals

Coho quota: 43,000
Chinook quota: 25,624

Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of Total
Coho
Quota
Percent of Total
Chinook Quota
25 Jun 23-24 1,148 552 213 552 213 0.5% 2.0%
26 Jun 25-Jul 1 2,084 604 693 1,156 906 2.2% 4.2%
27 Jul 2-8 4,927 1,016 2,196 2,173 3,102 7.4% 7.9%
28 Jul 9-15 3,842 843 1,606 3,016 4,709 11.2% 11.0%
29 Jul 16-22 4,917 1,300 2,676 4,317 7,386 17.2% 15.7%
30 Jul 23-29 7,281 2,192 4,447 6,509 11,830 27.5% 23.7%
31 Jul 30-Aug 5 10,132 1,492 10,686 8,001 22,521 52.4% 29.1%
32 Aug 6-12 10,624 1,577 9,299 9,574 31,660 73.6% 34.8%
33 Aug 13-19 2,461 296 1,128 9,856 32,879 76.5% 35.8%
34 Aug 20-26 2,738 375 3,558 10,232 36,437 84.7% 39.9%
35 Aug 27-Sep 2 5,026 329 5,093 10,561 41,530 91.5% 41.2%
36 3-Sep 617 42 289 10,602 41,819 92.1% 41.4%

Columbia River Area (including Oregon)

This area reopened to recreational salmon fishing on September 2 and 3. A total of 751 anglers participated in the two-day opening, landing 25 Chinook and 104 coho. Through Sept. 3, a total of 2,248 Chinook (28% of the area guideline) and 20,546 coho (88% of the revised area sub-quota) were landed.

Coho quota: 23,400
Chinook guideline: 8,000

Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook Guideline
25 Jun 23-24 675 377 87 377 87 0.4% 4.7%
26 Jun 25-Jul 1 881 190 201 567 288 1.4% 7.1%
27 Jul 2-8 1,650 77 1,034 644 1,322 6.3% 8.1%
28 Jul 9-15 776 90 832 734 2,156 10.3% 9.2%
29 Jul 16-22 1,414 116 1,239 850 3,395 16.2% 10.6%
30 Jul 23-29 3,083 372 2,965 1,222 6,358 30.3% 15.3%
31 Jul 30-Aug 5 6,210 378 7,723 1,600 14,086 67.1% 20.0%
32 Aug 6-12 7,106 641 6,425 2,237 20,351 84.8% 28.0%
33 Aug 13-19 0 0 0 2,223 20,442 87.4% 27.8%
34 Aug 20-26 0 0 0 2,223 20,442 87.4% 27.8%
35 Aug 27-Sep 2 544 15 66 2,238 20,508 87.6% 28.0%
36 Sep 3 207 10 38 2,248 20,546 87.8% 28.1%

Westport 

A total of 4,463 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery August 27 - September 3, landing 260 Chinook and 4,952 coho. Through September 3, a total of 4,899 Chinook (37% of the area guideline) and 15,369 coho (99% of the area sub-quota) were landed.

Coho quota: 15,540
Chinook guideline: 13,100

Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook 
Guideline
26 1-Jul 500 212 44 212 44 0.3% 1.6%
27 Jul 2-8 1,810 610 75 822 119 0.8% 6.3%
28 Jul 9-15 1,465 259 142 1,081 262 1.7% 8.3%
29 Jul 16-22 1,760 490 419 1,571 681 4.4% 12.0%
30 Jul 23-29 2,637 980 946 2,551 1,626 10.5% 19.5%
31 Jul 30-Aug 5 2,798 744 2,066 3,295 3,692 23.8% 25.2%
32 Aug 6-12 2,750 781 2,372 4,076 6,064 40.6% 31.1%
33 Aug 13-19 2,171 240 1,054 4,316 7,118 47.6% 32.9%
34 Aug 20-26 2,417 322 3,300 4,639 10,418 67.0% 35.4%
35 Aug 27-Sep 2 4,073 230 4,722 4,869 15,139 97.4% 37.2%
36 3-Sep 390 30 230 4,899 15,369 98.9% 37.4%

La Push

A total of 430 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery August 27 - September 3, landing 86 Chinook and 326 coho. Through September 3, a total of 432 Chinook (29% of the area guideline) and 960 coho (88% of the area sub-quota) were landed.

Coho quota: 1,090
Chinook guideline: 1,500

Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook
Guideline
25 Jun 23-24 40 14 21 14 21 1.9% 1.0%
26 Jun 25-Jul 1 40 12 4 26 25 2.3% 1.7%
27 Jul 2-8 89 17 13 43 38 3.5% 2.9%
28 Jul 9-15 94 10 20 53 58 5.3% 3.5%
29 Jul 16-22 55 24 15 77 73 6.7% 5.1%
30 Jul 23-29 162 51 47 128 120 11.0% 8.5%
31 Jul 30-Aug 5 174 46 61 174 181 16.7% 11.6%
32 Aug 6-12 226 63 120 237 301 27.6% 15.8%
33 Aug 13-19 290 56 74 293 375 34.4% 19.5%
34 Aug 20-26 321 53 259 346 634 58.1% 23.1%
35 Aug 27-Sep 2 410 84 305 430 939 86.1% 28.6%
36 3-Sep 20 2 21 432 960 88.0% 28.8%

Neah Bay

This area closed to recreational salmon fishing on August 12. Through August 12, a total of 3,024 Chinook (100% of the revised area guideline) and 4,944 coho (92% of the revised area sub-quota) were landed.

Coho quota: 5,370
Chinook guideline: 3,024

Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook
Guideline
25 Jun 23-24 433 161 105 161 105 5.3% 3.3%
26 Jun 25-Jul 1 736 191 444 352 549 11.6% 7.2%
27 Jul 2-8 1,378 313 1,074 664 1,623 22.0% 13.6%
28 Jul 9-15 1,508 484 611 1,148 2,234 38.0% 23.4%
29 Jul 16-22 1,688 671 1,003 1,819 3,237 60.2% 37.1%
30 Jul 23-29 1,399 789 489 2,609 3,726 86.3% 53.2%
31 Jul 30-Aug 5 949 323 835 2,932 4,561 96.9% 59.8%
32 Aug 6-12 542 92 383 3,024 4,944 100.0% 61.7%

2017 Ocean Sport Salmon Quota Report

Three of the four management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for salmon fishing on June 24; the Westport area opened on July 1. The Columbia Ocean Area and the Westport Area closed to salmon fishing on Tuesday, August 22. The La Push and Neah Bay areas closed to salmon fishing as scheduled on Monday, September 4. Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

In-season management actions

  • July 19: Effective Saturday, July 22, the recreational bag limit in the Westport area is 2 salmon.
  • August 10: Effective Aug 10, transfer 2,600 coho from the commercial troll fishery quota to the recreational Area 2 coho quota. The revised Area 2 recreational coho quota is 18,140.
  • August 17:
    Effective Aug 17, transfer 500 coho from the commercial troll fishery quota to the recreational Area 1 coho quota. 
    Effective Aug 17, transfer 1,027 coho from the recreational Area 2 coho quota to the recreational Area 1 coho quota. 
    Effective Aug 17, transfer 400 coho from the recreational Area 4 coho quota to the recreational Area 3 coho quota. 
    Revised sub-area coho quotas are:

    Columbia River Area - 22,527
    Westport Area - 17,113
    La Push Area - 1,490
    Neah Bay Area - 3,970

Effective 11:59 PM Tuesday, August 22, the Columbia River area and the Westport area are closed to recreational salmon fishing.

Coastwide Ocean Totals

  • Coho quota: 45,100
  • Chinook quota: 45,000
Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of Total
Coho
Quota
Percent of Total
Chinook Quota
Number
of Pink
26 Jun 24-25 942 603 91 603 91 0.2% 1.3% 1
27 Jun 26-Jul 2 4,624 2,517 256 3,121 347 0.8% 6.9% 11
28 Jul 3-9 6,445 2,843 712 5,964 1,059 2.3% 13.3% 65
29 Jul 10-16 6,351 3,010 2,835 8,974 3,894 8.6% 19.9% 71
30 Jul 17-23 7,094 2,452 5,198 11,426 9,092 20.2% 25.4% 99
31 Jul 24-30 8,556 2,763 7,258 14,189 16,350 36.3% 31.5% 162
32 Jul 31-Aug 6 10,162 2,027 8,037 16,216 24,387 54.1% 36.0% 200
33 Aug 7-13 12,570 2,870 9,924 19,086 34,312 76.1% 42.4% 33
34 Aug 14-20 9,922 2,292 5,723 21,378 40,035 88.8% 47.5% 53
35 Aug 21-27 2,247 403 1,324 21,781 41,359 91.7% 48.4% 25
36 Aug 28-Sep 3 746 81 831 21,861 42,190 93.5% 48.6% 7
37 4-Sep 96 10 118 21,871 42,308 93.8% 48.6% 0

Columbia River Area (including Oregon)

Through the August 22 closure date, a total of 7,502 Chinook (57% of the area guideline) and 21,287 coho (95% of the revised area sub-quota) were landed in the Columbia Ocean Area.

  • Coho quota: 22,527
  • Chinook guideline: 13,200
Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook Guideline
Number
of Pink
26 Jun 24-25 473 353 36 353 36 0.2% 2.7% 0
27 Jun 26-Jul 2 1,821 1,088 105 1,441 141 0.6% 10.9% 0
28 Jul 3-9 2,029 818 200 2,260 341 1.5% 17.1% 0
29 Jul 10-16 2,024 307 1,462 2,567 1,803 8.0% 19.4% 0
30 Jul 17-23 2,735 282 2,536 2,848 4,339 19.3% 21.6% 0
31 Jul 24-30 2,918 504 3,371 3,352 7,710 34.2% 25.4% 0
32 Jul 31-Aug 6 4,715 731 3,302 4,083 11,011 48.9% 30.9% 0
33 Aug 7-13 7,469 1,723 6,393 5,805 17,405 77.3% 44.0% 0
34 Aug 14-20 5,925 1,440 3,589 7,246 20,994 93.2% 54.9% 0
35 Aug 21-27 973 241 310 7,502 21,287 94.5% 56.8% 0

Westport

Through the August 22 closure date, a total of 6,601 Chinook (31% of the area guideline) and 15,742 coho (92% of the revised area sub-quota) were landed in the Westport Area.

  • Coho quota: 17,113
  • Chinook guideline: 21,400
Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook Guideline
Number
of Pink
27 Jul 1-2 1,743 771 35 771 35 0.2% 3.6% 0
28 Jul 3-9 2,355 498 261 1,269 296 1.7% 5.9% 6
29 Jul 10-16 2,239 284 1,053 1,553 1,350 7.9% 7.3% 25
30 Jul 17-23 2,587 987 2,054 2,540 3,404 19.9% 11.9% 5
31 Jul 24-30 4,279 1,703 3,253 4,243 6,657 38.9% 19.8% 0
32 Jul 31-Aug 6 4,444 789 4,114 5,032 10,771 62.9% 23.5% 9
33 Aug 7-13 4,339 796 2,995 5,828 13,766 80.4% 27.2% 0
34 Aug 14-20 3,359 717 1,562 6,545 15,328 89.6% 30.6% 0
35 Aug 21-27 639 56 413 6,601 15,742 92.0% 30.8% 0

La Push

A total of 348 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery August 28 - September 4, landing 37 Chinook and 422 coho. Through the September 4 closure date, a cumulative total of 482 Chinook (19% of the area guideline) and 1,749 coho (17% over the revised area sub-quota) were landed.

  • Coho quota: 1,490
  • Chinook guideline: 2,500
Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook
Guideline
Number
of Pink
26 Jun 24-25 82 7 13 7 13 0.9% 0.3% 0
27 Jun 26-Jul 2 67 28 6 35 19 1.3% 1.4% 2
28 Jul 3-9 86 54 6 89 25 1.7% 3.6% 3
29 Jul 10-16 89 67 28 156 53 3.6% 6.3% 0
30 Jul 17-23 75 28 39 184 92 6.2% 7.4% 0
31 Jul 24-30 148 32 80 216 172 11.5% 8.6% 0
32 Jul 31-Aug 6 226 43 223 259 394 26.5% 10.4% 2
33 Aug 7-13 287 78 369 337 763 51.2% 13.5% 3
34 Aug 14-20 213 51 244 388 1,007 67.6% 15.5% 0
35 Aug 21-27 279 57 319 445 1,326 89.0% 17.8% 1
36 Aug 28-Sep 3 291 34 346 479 1,673 112.3% 19.2% 0
37 4-Sep 57 3 76 482 1,749 117.4% 19.3% 0

Neah Bay*

A total of 494 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery August 28 - September 4, landing 54Chinook and 527 coho. Through the September 4 closure date, a cumulative total of 7,287 Chinook (92% of the area guideline) and 3,530 coho (89% of the revised area sub-quota) were landed.

  • Coho quota: 3,970
  • Chinook guideline: 7,900
Stat
Week
Dates Number 
of Anglers
Number 
of Chinook
Number 
of Coho
Cumulative
Chinook
Cumulative
Coho
Percent of 
Coho Quota
Percent of 
Chinook
Guideline
Number
of Pink
26 Jun 24-25 386 244 42 244 42 1.1% 3.1% 1
27 Jun 26-Jul 2 992 630 110 874 152 3.8% 11.1% 9
28 Jul 3-9 1,975 1,472 245 2,346 397 10.0% 29.7% 56
29 Jul 10-16 1,999 2,352 291 4,698 688 17.3% 59.5% 46
30 Jul 17-23 1,698 1,156 570 5,854 1,258 31.7% 74.1% 94
31 Jul 24-30 1,211 524 554 6,378 1,812 45.6% 80.7% 162
32 Jul 31-Aug 6 778 465 398 6,843 2,210 55.7% 86.6% 189
33 Aug 7-13 476 273 167 7,116 2,378 59.9% 90.1% 30
34 Aug 14-20 401 69 343 7,184 2,721 68.5% 90.9% 53
35 Aug 21-27 356 48 282 7,233 3,003 75.7% 91.6% 24
36 Aug 28-Sep 3 455 47 485 7,280 3,488 87.9% 92.2% 7
37 4-Sep 39 7 42 7,287 3,530 88.9% 92.2% 0

* Neah Bay effort and catch during weeks 36 and 37 include Area 4 effort and catch landed in Sekiu.

2016 Ocean Sport Salmon Quota Report

The area between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for salmon fishing on July 1. The area between the U.S.-Canada border and Leadbetter Point (Westport, La Push, and Neah Bay areas) closed for salmon fishing on August 21. The Columbia Ocean Area closed for salmon fishing on August 27. Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

In-season management actions

  • July 20: Effective 12:01 AM Saturday, July 23, increase the daily bag limit in the Westport area to 2 salmon per day, all salmon except coho.
  • August 10: Effective 12:01 AM Tuesday, Aug 16, increase the daily bag limit in the Columbia River area to 2 salmon per day, release wild coho.
  • August 10: Effective 11:59 PM Saturday, Aug 27, close the Columbia River area to salmon fishing.

Coastwide Ocean Totals

  • Coho quota: 18,900
  • Chinook quota: 35,000
Stat Week Dates Number of Anglers Number of Chinook Number of Coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of Coho Quota Percent of Chinook Quota
27 Jul 1-3 4,657 1,134 1,463 1,134 1,463 7.7% 3.2%
28 Jul 4-10 4,685 1,491 1,478 2,626 2,940 15.6% 7.5%
29 Jul 11-17 6,539 3,046 1,684 5,671 4,624 24.5% 16.2%
30 Jul 18-24 7,681 3,548 645 9,250 5,410 28.6% 26.4%
31 Jul 25-31 3,688 946 252 10,196 5,662 30.0% 29.1%
32 Aug 1-7 6,705 3,058 1,339 13,254 7,002 37.0% 37.9%
33 Aug 8-14 8,661 2,740 2,738 15,994 9,739 51.5% 45.7%
34 Aug 15-21 8,053 966 5,050 16,938 14,753 78.1% 48.4%
35 Aug 22-28 4,564 1,021 4,045 17,933 18,573 98.3% 51.2%

Columbia River Area (including Oregon)

A total of 4,564 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery August 22-27, landing 1,021 Chinook and 4,045 coho. Through its closure date Saturday, August 27, a total of 5,977 Chinook (59% of the area guideline) were landed in the area, and 18,573 coho were landed coastwide (98% of the coho quota).

  • Coho quota: 18,900
  • Chinook guideline: 10,200
Stat Week Dates Number of Anglers Number of Chinook Number of Coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of Coho Quota Percent of Chinook Guideline
27 Jul 1-3 1,296 158 1,446 158 1,446 7.7% 1.5%
28 Jul 4-10 1,212 57 1,467 214 2,912 15.4% 2.1%
29 Jul 11-17 2,156 811 1,467 1,025 4,380 23.2% 10.1%
30 Jul 18-24 3,037 1,354 610 2,409 5,131 27.1% 23.6%
31 Jul 25-31 1,694 334 243 2,744 5,374 28.4% 26.9%
32 Aug 1-7 3,185 447 1,332 3,191 6,706 35.5% 31.3%
33 Aug 8-14 5,105 1,125 2,721 4,315 9,427 49.9% 42.3%
34 Aug 15-21 5,741 689 4,805 4,982 14,195 75.1% 48.8%
35 Aug 22-28 4,564 1,021 4,045 5,977 18,015 95.3% 58.6%

Westport

A total of 55 anglers fished from Westport in the Columbia Ocean Area August 22-27, landing 16 Chinook and 42 coho into Westport. The Westport area is closed to salmon fishing for 2016.

  • Coho quota: 0
  • Chinook guideline: 16,600
Stat Week Dates Number of Anglers Number of Chinook Number of Coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of Chinook Guideline Chinook per angler trip
27 Jul 1-3 1,755 431 0 431 0 2.6% 0.25
28 Jul 4-10 1,441 681 3 1,112 3 6.7% 0.47
29 Jul 11-17 2,331 1,192 215 2,305 218 13.9% 0.51
30 Jul 18-24 3,033 1,490 33 3,794 251 22.9% 0.49
31 Jul 25-31 1,070 420 4 4,214 255 25.4% 0.39
32 Aug 1-7 3,055 2,463 0 6,678 255 40.2% 0.81
33 Aug 8-14 3,217 1,546 3 8,223 258 49.5% 0.48
34 Aug 15-21 1,977 207 241 8,430 499 50.8% 0.10
35 Aug 22-28 55 16 42 8,446 540 50.9% 0.30

La Push

The La Push area is closed to salmon fishing for 2016.

  • Coho quota: 0
  • Chinook guideline: 2,000
Stat Week Dates Number of Anglers Number of Chinook Number of Coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of Chinook Guideline Chinook per angler trip
27 Jul 1-3 193 50 1 50 1 2.5% 0.26
28 Jul 4-10 134 20 0 71 1 3.5% 0.15
29 Jul 11-17 109 44 2 115 3 5.8% 0.41
30 Jul 18-24 235 104 0 220 3 11.0% 0.44
31 Jul 25-31 31 2 0 221 3 11.1% 0.06
32 Aug 1-7 201 20 0 241 3 12.1% 0.10
33 Aug 8-14 139 14 2 255 5 12.8% 0.10
34 Aug 15-21 48 0 0 255 5 12.8% 0.00
34 Aug 15-21 48 0 0 255 5 12.8% 0.00

Neah Bay

The Neah Bay area is closed to salmon fishing for 2016.

Coho quota: 0 Chinook guideline: 6,200

Stat Week Dates Number of Anglers Number of Chinook Number of Coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of Chinook Guideline Chinook per angler trip
27 Jul 1-3 1413 495 16 495 16 8.0% 0.35
28 Jul 4-10 1,899 734 8 1,228 24 19.8% 0.39
29 Jul 11-17 1,942 998 0 2,227 24 35.9% 0.51
30 Jul 18-24 1,376 600 2 2,826 26 45.6% 0.44
31 Jul 25-31 894 190 5 3,016 31 48.6% 0.21
32 Aug 1-7 263 128 7 3,144 38 50.7% 0.49
33 Aug 8-14 200 56 12 3,200 50 51.6% 0.28
34 Aug 15-21 288 71 4 3,271 54 52.8% 0.25
34 Aug 15-21 288 71 4 3,271 54 52.8% 0.25