Recreational salmon fishing begins June 22

Recreational salmon fishing off Washington's coast begins June 22, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

All four marine areas will be open daily to fishing for Chinook and coho salmon.

The coho quote increased for 2019, up to 159,000 fish from 117,600 last year. The Chinook catch quote decreased by 1,250 to 26,250.

"Anglers can expect some great opportunities to fish for coho this summer," said Wendy Beeghley, a fishery manager for WDFW. "With increased numbers of coho projected to return, we have a much higher catch quota for coho this year in comparison with the last few years."

All four marine areas are scheduled to close Sept. 30, but they could close earlier if quotes are met.

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