The Upper Klickitat River will open Saturday, June 11 for hatchery adult spring chinook fishing.
Up to two hatchery adult spring chinook salmon may be kept as part of the salmon daily limit on the Klickitat River upstream to boundary markers below the salmon hatchery from June 11 through July 31.
This includes areas on the Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway (located about one-half mile upstream from the Fisher Hill Bridge) to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.
As of June 7, a total of 68 adult spring chinook have returned to Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. The Klickitat Salmon Hatchery is expected to meet its spawning escapement goal of 500 fish.
Daily limit is six salmon of which no more than two may be adults. Wild chinook must be released. This is consistent with rules already in effect below Fisher Hill Bridge (located about 2 miles upstream from the mouth).
Anglers are reminded there are closed waters from Fisher Hill Bridge to 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway and from the boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery to the boundary markers just upstream of the hatchery.
The section upstream from the salmon hatchery remains closed to fishing for salmon. Beginning August 1, the Klickitat River will revert to fall salmon regulations.