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Tag: Puyallup coho run


Puyallup and Carbon rivers will close early

The Puyallup and the Carbon rivers will be the next to close to salmon fishing as Puget Sound coho runs fail to meet expectations.

The Puyallup, from mouth (11th Street Bridge) upstream to the mouth of the Carbon River, will be closed from Monday through Oct. 31.

The Carbon, from the mouth upstream to the mouth of Voights Creek, will be closed Monday through Nov. 30.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a news release, said the coho run is low and the Voights Creek Hatchery has not collected enough fish to meet its egg-take goals.

The Puyallup

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Puyallup River coho run dismal so far

Here is a tidbit from my fishing report I just filed for tomorrow’s News Tribune and Olympian:

Anglers know the coho salmon run on the Puyallup River has been slow. It has been so bad, however, that the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has shut down its commercial fishery until further notice.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife also is discussing a possible closure, said fish biologist Steve Thiesfeld, but a decision had not been made as of press time.

As of Friday, only 10 coho had returned to the Voight’s Creek Hatchery. There should have between 350-600 coho by

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