More than 500 salmon were caught last month off the north shore of Seattle’s waterfront after a closure of the pond fisheries.
More than a dozen fish were killed after the pond closed for maintenance and inspection.
The closure prompted a large number of anglers to fish out of the harbor and in the bay.
Some fishermen say the pond closure had been a huge drain on their profits, but others say they’ve enjoyed their time out in the water.
“We’re going to continue to enjoy this fishing experience and we’re just trying to take care of the salmon and be the best stewards of the fishery,” said Chris Anderson, the executive director of the Seattle Aquarium, which has been the primary angler in the pond since it opened in January.
“We’re just excited to see it go back to normal.”
Seattle officials have said that the pond is now in “operational” condition.