2015 week-41 South Sound chum Apple Cove Point purse-seine test fishery results (10/8/2015)

Thursday, October 8 was the first day of test fishing for South Sound chum salmon at Apple Cove Point near Kingston. Tides were favorable. Catches were low with a total of just 99 chum (plus 25 coho and 7 immature Chinook). The breakdown by set:

Set 1: 9 chum, 3 coho and 2 immature Chinook

Set 2: 1 chum and 2 coho

Set 3: 44 chum, 1 coho and 2 immature Chinook

Set 4: 42 chum and 8 coho

Set 5: 3 chum and 2 coho

Set 6: zero chum, 1 coho and 3 immature Chinook

The age distribution and sex ratio:

Week #41
Ages Male Female Total
3 27.3% 6.1% 33.3%
4 33.3% 19.2% 52.5%
5 13.1% 1.0% 14.1%
Sex Ratio 73.7% 26.3%
Avg Length (cm) 69.6 66.8

Questions may be directed to Bill Patton at the NWIFC: 360-528-4383.