Halibut fishing out of Westport and Illwaco has been so good state officials will close the halibut season at the end of day on Sunday. Anglers caught approximately 30,000 pounds of halibut as of Tuesday, leaving just 10,700 pounds left on the recreational harvest allotment.
La Push and Neah Bay opened today, May 15th, and remains open on Thursdays and Saturdays only, through May 24th or sooner, which is very likely. If anglers fail to catch the halibut quota the season will reopen June 5th and or June 7th.
Early reports from Neah Bay today were good, with some nice sized halibut taken.