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Ilwaco anglers can again keep
OLYMPIA – Anglers will again be able to keep chinook salmon they
catch in ocean waters off Ilwaco beginning Saturday, Sept. 17, the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.
The rule rescinds a change that took effect Sept. 9 requiring anglers
to release Chinook as the sport catch was nearing the coastwide quota.
But after two days of rough weather that kept anglers off the water,
the number of Chinook caught the week ending Sunday, Sept. 12, was much
lower than anticipated, said Pat Pattillo, WDFW salmon policy
coordinator. As of Sunday, 10 percent of the 43,250-fish coastwide
Chinook quota was still available for harvest, he said.