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April
4th

Columbia River spring chinook fishery extended until April 12

The spring chinook salmon sport fishery on the lower Columbia River has been extended through April 12 under an agreement reached Wednesday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.

The recreational fishery will be closed Tuesday to accommodate a possible commercial fishery.

The sports harvest has been running well below expectations, prompting fishery managers to add six days to the initial recreational fishing season, previously set to continue through Friday.

Through March, anglers had caught just 1,500 adult spring chinook salmon, about 25 percent of the 6,100-fish harvest expected by this point in fishery, said Ron Roler, Columbia River Policy

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