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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 17, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Lots of fall chinook heading to the Washougal River opens a broader section near the hatchery to fishing

A very strong run of hatchery fall chinook will allow more areas of the Washougal River to open from Saturday, Sept. 17 until further notice.

This will reduce the fishing closure from 400 feet to 200 feet downstream of the new Washougal River adult fish weir.

The area downstream of the new weir is holding a large number of hatchery chinook. Significant additional harvest is expected to reduce the number of hatchery fall chinook being trapped and surplussed at the weir.

Selective fishing rules are in place on the river.

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