The summer salmon fisheries from Puget Sound to the ocean remain the top choice, with very good catches.

“Coastwide, anglers are doing well for salmon, and it hasn’t let up since we opened in mid-June,” said Scott Barbour, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.

At Ilwaco, 715 anglers this past week caught 945 hatchery coho and 82 chinook for a 1.4 fish-per-rod average. Just up the coast at Westport, it remains good with 2,784 anglers taking home 972 chinook and 1,850 coho.

On the northern coast, chinook catches have been so good that state Fish and Wildlife decided to knock down the daily catch limit from two to one king daily starting this Friday.

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