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Anglers continue hauling in salmon


August 15, 2019

All photos by Frank Armendariz

Captain Ryan Mitchell of Elmira, Oregon with a couple of nice chinook salmon that were part of a limit his boat harvested from the ocean just outside the Siuslaw River breakwater.

At the top of the report this week is the salmon fishing off the Lane County coast. The weather has been good, and light winds and calm seas have played to every fisherman's advantage.

Although anglers are still wading through plenty of wild coho, which have to be released, persistent fishermen are finding retainable numbers of hatchery coho and chinook, enough to fill their daily limit. Trolled herring, cut plug and hole behind a flasher have accounted for most hookups so far this season. The fish are right offshore; from Heceta Beach, you can see the sportfishing boats working the nearsho...

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