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Tag: Wenatchee sockeye fishing

Aug.
19th

Return too low to allow sockeye fishing at Lake Wenatchee

There will be no sockeye salmon fishery in Lake Wenatchee this year.

The return of sockeye to the lake is not strong enough to allow a recreational fishery, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a short time ago.

Although more than 185,000 sockeye have passed Bonneville Dam this year, only about 14,000 of them are expected to enter Lake Wenatchee, said Jeff Korth, regional fish manager in Ephrata.

That is short of the 23,000-fish goal for spawning escapement in the lake, Korth said.

“We know this is disappointing news for anglers, especially since the

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