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October 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Fall chinook fishery improving on Lower Yakima River

Here is the latest chinook fishing report from the Lower Yakima River by state Fish and Wildlife biologist Paul Hoffarth in Pasco:

Angler effort and harvest continues to rise for salmon fishing in the lower Yakima River.

State Fish and Wildlife staff talked with 85 anglers fishing for salmon this week with 29 chinook harvested. There were an estimated 786 angler trips for the week with 200 adult fall chinook and 74 jack chinook harvested.

For the season, 266 adult fall chinook and 97 jack chinook have been harvested.The fishery will run through Oct. 22.

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