Last chance for halibut out of Westport will be June 21

  • Thu Jun 14th, 2018 10:05am
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The nearshore halibut fishing season out of Westport closed June 6, but both the nearshore and all-depth halibut fisheries will reopen for a single day Thursday, June 21, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This will likely be the final opportunity for sport halibut fishing north of Leadbetter Point for the season.

The halibut fishery out of LaPush in Marine Area 3, between the mouth of the Queets River and Cape Alava to the north, will be open June 16, 21 and 23.

The Neah Bay fishery, Marine Area 4, has sufficient quota remaining to allow for halibut sport fishing for the next two Saturdays, June 16 and 23.

The nearshore fishery in Marine Area 1, south from Leadbetter Point to the Columbia River, will remain open to recreational halibut fishing seven days a week until the end of the day June 30.

This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, according to Fish and Wildlife. The limit is one halibut per angler per day, with no minimum size restriction, and a limit of four halibut per angler for the season.