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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Yakima River to open for spring chinook, but warm weather could make it unfiishable

A strong late surge of spring chinook has prompted state Fish and Wildlife to open the Yakima River.

But, with that good news comes some bad news.

The recent hot weather in Eastern Washington with temperatures soaring into the 90 degree mark could cause a rapid snowmelt in the mountains creating terrible fishing conditions in the days or weeks to come.

Here is a story by outdoor reporter Scott Sandsberry with the Yakima Herald Republic who goes into detail on the upcoming spring chinook fishery.

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