WEST END: “Bubble fishery” to offer salmon fishing opportunity

LAPUSH — A special “bubble fishery”‘ this fall is expected to delight salmon anglers and boost West End tourism.

“We want to bring more people into LaPush,” said Mel Moon, natural resources director for the Quileute tribe. “The bubble fishery will provide additional recreational fishing opportunities.”

Tribal officials said the bubble fishery will give sport anglers a chance to take one last shot at the end of what fishery experts anticipate to be the strongest return of summer salmon since the mid-1980s.

It’s been years since the LaPush marina’s parking lot was crowded with boat trailers in the late fall, they said.

The bubble fishery — scheduled from Sept. 24 to Oct. 21 — offers anglers a chance to catch a total of 500 hatchery coho and 100 chinook in a distinct Pacific Ocean zone around the mouth of the Quillayute River.

The “bubble” is bounded by Cake Rock, Second Buoy and Teahwhit Head — all visible points off LaPush.

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