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 …