Sports Briefs for Aug. 24

Chinook limits expanded

The daily limit for Chinook salmon in the Ilwaco and La Push-Neah Bay areas has been increased, effective this weekend, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife reported.

Anglers in those areas will be allowed to retain two Chinook per day as part of their two-salmon daily limit. The change means two Chinook per day may be kept in all four coastal areas. Those fishing off Westport have been allowed to keep two Chinook as part of their limit since Aug. 4.

“We saw good catch rates for Chinook in the ocean from the outset of the season, so we have been conservative with the catch limit,” said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for the Fish & Wildlife Department.

“That has put us in a good position where enough of the ocean quota remains to allow anglers two Chinook per day in the four ocean marine areas through the end of the season.”

Ocean salmon fisheries are scheduled to continue through Sept. 30 off Westport and Ilwaco and through Sept. 22 on the north coast.

Guest pro football forecasters sought

Volunteer guest forecasters are being sought for The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest, which begins in the first week of September.

Applicants must live in the Twin Harbors area and be accessible by phone or email weekdays. First priority will be given to those who did not compete in last year’s contest.

Those interested may contact Rick Anderson at 537-3924 or via email at

Fastpitch tryout planned

The Jacknut 12-U fastpitch softball team of Aberdeen-Hoquiam (previously known as the Grays Harbor Force) has scheduled its final tryout at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bishop Athletic Complex in Aberdeen.

The team is coached by Brad Stewart, Derek Cook, Jack Parshall and Jimmy McDaniel. Further information may be obtained by phoning 591-4219.

Daily World staff reports