Ocean chinook catches out of Astoria were better than one fish per angler. Other ports surveyed reported catches of one fish for every 10 anglers.
Ocean chinook salmon fishing from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain opened March 15 and continues through Oct. 31. The bag limit is two salmon per day, closed to retention of coho except during the selective coho and the non-selective coho seasons. Selective coho opens July 1. The non-selective coho season opens in September.
Ocean chinook salmon fishing from Humbug Mountain to the Oregon-California border opened May 1 and continues through Sept. 9. The bag limit is two salmon per day, closed to retention of coho except during the selective coho season. Selective coho opens July 1.
In the ocean off the Columbia River (Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon), fishing opens June 9 for fin-clipped chinook.
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