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Tag: chinook salmon


Spring chinook fishing on Columbia extended to April 13

The state a short time ago announced the sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River has been extended through April 13.

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today approved the six-day extension, based on catch reports that show current harvest levels are well below expectations. The fishery was initially scheduled to close at the end of the day on Friday.

During the extended fishing period, the sport fishery will be closed Tuesday, to accommodate a one-day opening for commercial fishing.

Fishery managers will meet again April 12 to determine whether to allow additional fishing.

With the

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Federal panel adopts options for ocean salmon sport fisheries

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will
likely see a higher catch quota for chinook salmon this year, while
the quota for coho is expected to be similar to last season, the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

Three ocean salmon-fishing options approved today by the Pacific
Fishery Management Council (PFMC) anticipate an abundance of chinook
in the ocean, but a down year for Columbia River hatchery coho salmon.
The PFMC establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200
miles off

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