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Tag: Tilton River


Coast Guard helicopter rescues woman injured while rafting Tilton River

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was needed Sunday to rescue a 40-year-old female on the Tilton River about 30 miles northwest of Longview.

The woman was injured after being thrown from a raft on the river. Lewis County emergency response crews were unable to safely rescue her from the river bank due to the steep terrain a the ravine.

The Coast Guard sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., to assist. The crew arrived on scene and hoisted the woman on board at 4:51 p.m.

The helicopter crew transported the woman to a Lewis Country fire

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All wild chinook caught in the Tilton River must be released starting Monday

Starting Monday, anglers must release all wild chinook salmon they catch in the Tilton River.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced the change, which is in effect until further notice.

The rule covers the Tilton from its mouth to the West Fork. The state said all hatchery fall chinook being released into the river are now adipose fin clipped, allowing selective fishing rules to go into effect.

The daily limit is six fish, and up to two adult chinook may be retained.

Anglers must also release wild coho.


Tilton River reopens Thursday for night fishing

The state will again allow night fishing on the Tilton River, beginning Thursday.

Night fishing for all species will be allowed through Dec. 31. The change covers the river from the mouth to the West Fork.

In announcing the rule change, the State Department of Fish and Wildlife said recent heavy rains have helped with higher river flows and rapidly distributing salmon, “helping to promote and maintain an orderly fishery and no longer requiring a night fishery closure.”

Anglers are reminded they must release all wild coho.