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Tag: Columbia River springers

April
12th

Columbia spring chinook fishery extended to April 22

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

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April
15th

Columbia River spring chinook season extended another four days

Columbia River anglers will get four more days to catch hatchery-reared spring chinook salmon below Bonneville Dam.

Realizing tough fishing conditions have held this year’s catch below expected levels since late last month, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed Thursday to extend the season through April 19.

This extension follows an eight-day extension previously approved that runs through today.

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