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Halibut fishermen flock to Quileute Marina
Chris Cook - Forks Forum photo
Halibut fishermen filled the parking lot at the Quileute Marina and the Oceanside Resort's new RV park for the opening day of halibut fishing at LaPush on Thursday morning, May 12. Halibut fishing also opened at Neah Bay.
According to the state Department of Fish & Wildlife's Weekender report, Marine areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay) will be open for halibut fishing two days per week, Thursdays and Saturdays, through May 21. If sufficient quota remains, the fishery will reopen the week of June 2. If sufficient quota remains after that opener, the fishery will reopen starting June 16. The 2011 catch quota is 108,792 pounds.