The state has announced that anglers can again keep hatchery spring chinook on the Lewis River including the North Fork, beginning Friday.
The opening, which will run through July 31, inclides the mainstem Lewis from the mouth to the mouth of the East Fork and the North Fork Lewis from the mouth of the East Fork to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing anglers to keep hatchery springers because the hatchery’s brood stock goal has been met.
The salmon daily limit will be 6 hatchery chinook of which no more than 2 may be adults. Anglers must release all salmon other than hatchery chinook. The minimum size is 12 inches. Barbless hooks are required to fish for salmon and steelhead.