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Tag: Joe Hymer

May
10th

Fishing: Good reports for trout and halibut

The return of spring chinook jacks counted at Bonneville Dam is on a near-record pace. Through May 9, a total of 18,032 spring chinook jacks had been counted at the dam. The record, since at least 1960, was 18,119 fish in 2009. That year, nearly 82,000 jacks were counted through June 15, the end of the spring chinook count at the dam, said Joe Hymer with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lakes

American: The trout fishing has been good. People are fishing down 15 feet with a worm and a bobber or trolling with some sort of flasher

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June
20th

A good opening weekend for Columbia summer chinook fishery

State fish biologist Joe Hymer reported this morning that during the opening weekend (Saturday and Sunday), anglers on the lower Columbia River made 9,700 trips and caught 1,559 adult summer chinook (938 kept and 621 released). Those anglers also caught and kept 820 sockeye and 372 steelhead and released 156 sockeye and 110 steelhead. The best catches were downstream of Longview, Hymer said.

Prior to an update in the run size, the allowable harvest allocation is 3,800 fish for the recreational sport fishery below Bonneville Dam. The impact limit on the Columbia River return of Endangered Species Act-listed sockeye is

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