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May 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Wind River and Drano Lake spring chinook limit to increase beginning Saturday

The Carson National Fish Hatchery is expected to meet their spawning goal of 1,500 spring chinook, which will allow anglers on the Wind River to keep more fish in their daily limit from May 26 through June 30.

Anglers will be allowed to keep up to six hatchery spring chinook of which four may be adult fish and no more may be two hatchery steelhead from the railroad bridge upstream.

Anglers need to release wild chinook downstream from Shipherd Falls. Release all trout other than hatchery steelhead. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

Other Wind rules include a night closure and anti-snagging rule remain in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

The Lower Wind from the boundary line/markers to the railroad bridge will remain the daily limit of two hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each.

The daily limit on Drano Lake will also increase to six hatchery spring chinook of which four may be adult fish, and no more may be two hatchery steelhead from May 26 through June 30.

The Drano Lake fishery covers an area downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Anglers must release wild chinook. Release all trout other than hatchery steelhead. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

Other Drano rules are a night closure, bank only fishing area near the outlet, and Wednesday closures will remain in effect. Anglers may fish with two poles with the purhcase of a Two Pole Endorsement.

Through May 22, 2,171 adult spring chinook had returned to the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery escapement goal is 1,000 fish.

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