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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 12, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Fisheries managers delay meeting until Friday to decide on more Lower Columbia spring chinook fishing

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee has delayed making a decision until Friday on when the Lower Columbia River might or not reopen for spring chinook.

The early word indicates the spring chinook fishery would coincide when it opens for steelhead, sockeye and shad from the Rocky Point-Tongue Point to below Bonneville Dam on May 16.

The fish counts at Bonneville Dam were 9,255 adult spring chinook on May 9; 9,754 on May 10; and 4,625 on May 10 That brings the yearly total to 130,219.

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