It is good news for anglers, just not for the right reasons.
Washington and Oregon fishery managers have extended the sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River through April 22 to allow anglers to catch more hatchery-reared fish available for harvest.
The eight-day extension was OK’d based on catch reports that show current harvest levels remain well below expectations. The fishery was initially scheduled to close at the end of the day Friday.
During the extended period, the sport fishery will be closed Tuesday, April 17, to accommodate a possible commercial fishery.
Cindy Le Fleur, Columbia …