Banner Season Forecast for Charter Fishing out of Ilwaco, on Southwest Washington's Long Beach Peninsula, this Summer

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Salmon fishing season is looking very promising this summer for sports fisherman and charter boat operators in Ilwaco, a sought-out port on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula. A bonus Chinook fishery has been announced for June 9 through 22 and the general salmon season, opening on June 23, is predicted to run through Sept. 30. Famed Buoy 10 salmon fishing is slated to start on August 1 and run through Sunday of Labor Day weekend. A two-fish, mark-selective limit, one of which can be a Chinook, is in effect.

Ilwaco, Charter Fishing, Southwest Washington's Long Beach Peninsula

Fishing for salmon on charter boats out of Ilwaco, on Washington's Long Beach Peninsula.

This year’s salmon season looks to be great!” exclaimed Butch Smith, president of the Ilwaco Charter Association. “A lot of Chinook are predicted to be caught off the coast.

Salmon fishing season for Washington's Long Beach Peninsula is looking very promising for sports fisherman and charter boat operators in Ilwaco this summer. A bonus Chinook fishery has been announced for June 9 through 22 and the general salmon season, opening on June 23, is predicted to run through Sept. 30. Famed Buoy 10 salmon fishing is slated to start on August 1 and run through Sunday of Labor Day weekend. A two-fish, mark-selective limit, one of which can be a Chinook, is in effect.

“This year’s salmon season looks to be great!” exclaimed Butch Smith, president of the Ilwaco Charter Association. “A lot of Chinook are predicted to be caught off the coast.”

In addition to salmon fishing, ever-popular sturgeon fishing is open seven days a week through July 8, and fishing for highly prized halibut continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday through July 1.

A premier sports fishing destination,Ilwaco, at the south end of southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, has a reputation for excellent sturgeon, halibut, tuna, bottom fish as well as salmon fishing. Ilwaco, often referred to as the “Fishing Capital of the West,” boasts the highest catch per unit of effort of any place on the West Coast. Less than a tank of gas from any metro area in the Northwest, the Long Beach Peninsula is surrounded by long-time favorite sports fishing and seafood gathering spots including the Pacific Ocean and Buoy 10, Willapa Bay, the Columbia River and streams, as well as a 28-mile stretch of accessible coastline and beach.

About Southwest Washington's Long Beach Peninsula
With its mix of sensational restaurants, local seafood, ocean view lodging, charter fishing, colorful festivals, unique museums and attractions, landmark lighthouses, fine art galleries, meandering trails, birding spots, state and national parks, and, above all, its long, wide, windswept beach, the Long Beach Peninsula continues to be one of the Northwest’s most enjoyable and refreshing getaway destinations. Located 2.5 hours from Portland and 3.5 from Seattle, the Long Beach Peninsula is a longtime favorite for those seeking easily accessible outdoors, great food and affordable creature comforts. For additional fishing and visitor information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau toll free at 1-800-451-2542 or access http://www.funbeach.com.

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