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September 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Lower Yakima River fall chinook fishery gaining momentum

Angler effort continues to rise for salmon fishing in the Lower Yakima River, according to state Fish and Wildlife biologist Paul Hoffarth in Pasco.

State Fish and Wildlife staff interviewed 100 anglers fishing for salmon this past week.

An estimated 719 angler trips were taken for the week with 16 adult fall chinook and 23 jack chinook caught.

For the season, 66 adult fall chinook and 23 jack chinook have been caught. The fishery will remain open through Oct. 22.

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