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June 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Upper Klickitat River opens for spring chinook fishing this Saturday

State Fish and Wildlife has decided to open the Upper Klickitat River for hatchery adult spring chinook beginning this Saturday (June 9) after the hatchery is expected to meet its spawning escapement goal.

Through June 4, 42 adult spring chinook have returned to Klickitat Salmon Hatchery where they expect to meet the spawning escapement goal of 500 fish.

Anglers will be able to keep two hatchery adult spring chinook daily from Saturday, June 9 to July 31 on the Klickitat up to boundary markers below the salmon hatchery.

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.

The daily limit is six salmon, and no more than two may be adult fish. Release all wild unmarked chinook.

Fishing is still closed from Fisher Hill Bridge to 400 feet upstream from Number 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.

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