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Tag: Icicle River

June
18th

Fishing reports: Lots of good action these days

Here are some of the reports that will be included in the fishing report that runs in Wednesday’s Sports section:

Rivers

Columbia: The spring Chinook action was fairly slow last week, based on state creel samples. There were 1,031 bank anglers checked, and they kept 59 adult Chinook and eight jacks, plus 16 steelhead. They released 42 adults and 18 jacks. There also were 605 boaters checked and they kept 39 adults, seven jacks and 22 steelhead. They also released 42 adults and eight jacks. The best action was in the Kalama area. Shad fishing below Bonneville Dam has picked

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Feb.
6th

Wenatchee, Icicle rivers reopen to steelhead fishing Feb. 8

Fishing for steelhead will reopen Friday on the Wenatchee and Icicle river. Anglers also will be able to fish for whitefish on the Wenatchee. The fishing will be open until further notice.

Areas that will open to fishing for steelhead one hour before sunrise on Friday are the Wenatchee from the mouth to 400 feet below Tumwater Dam, including the Icicle River from the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.

Fishing for whitefish will be allowed on the Wenatchee from the mouth to the state Route 2 bridge at Leavenworth.

A recent analyses

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March
16th

Steelhead fishing reopens on Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers

The state has reopened, effective today, selective fisheries for hatchery-reared steelhead on the Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers on a short-term basis.

Anglers also will be allowed to catch whitefish in the Wenatchee and Methow rivers so long as those rivers are open to steelhead fishing.

Steelhead fisheries in all three rivers are scheduled to run through March 31, but could end sooner if fishing impacts on wild steelhead reach annual federal limits, said Jeff Korth, regional fish manager.

“These limited openings are designed to support wild-steelhead recovery by reducing the number of hatchery fish on the spawning grounds,” Korth

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