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V. Summary

In brief, the investigation as detailed above, developed quite a "nice" run of fish during a period of at least two months, August and September, covering an area of approximately 250 square miles of a small bank lying off Newport, Oregon. 

This run yielded catches totalling over 850,000 pounds of fish in 21 trips, for which a value of $23,646.25 was received. Average trips of 40,000 pounds can be picked up in 4 days or less. The fish averaged within 1/10 ^[[pound]] of 27 pounds. 

Mushy fish occur to the extent of 30 to 40 percent of the total catch, but in view of certain returns from Alaska during the same year (1914), this proportion does not seem excessive. 

The run attained its maximum in August and September, but doubtless can be profitably fished in June and July, and in certain suggested spots the fishery might possibly be engaged in as early as the latter part of April.

Irrespective of the abundance of fish, though, the season by reason of weather conditions and lack of shelter is restricted to the summer months, April to September.

Fish may be expected to a much more limited extent off Coos Bay on a considerably smaller and less developed patch of bottom. Possibly off Grays Harbor fish may be taken at some season of the year. A good piece of bottom was located in that vicinity, although not a single halibut was caught thereon. With respect to halibut and halibut bottom, the section of the coast lying off Tillamook seems to be least favorable.

On the other hand, through ^[[out]] practically the entire reach of the Oregon coast, there seems to be an untold wealth of the
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