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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Lower Yakima River king and coho fishery ramps up

Angler effort and harvest for fall chinook and coho continues to rise on the Lower Yakima River.

This past week there were an estimated 887 angler trips on the Yakima River for salmon.

State Fish and Wildlife staff sampled 147 anglers with 11 adult chinook, five jack chinook and one coho.

Anglers averaged one chinook for 25 hours of fishing. Estimated harvest for the week was 91 adult chinook, 50 jack chinook and eight coho. For the season an estimated 142 adult chinook, 115 jack chinook and eight coho have been harvested.

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