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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM

San Juan Island daily salmon catch limit will be reduced starting this Friday

8305688242_402307884fSalmon anglers heading to the San Juan Island beginning Friday (April 12) will face a reduced daily catch limit.

State Fish and Wildlife managers approved the reduction of from two to one fish after chinook caught and/or released had gone over the preseason projections.

Chinook fishing has been fairly good in the island chain during the entire winter season.

San Juan Island anglers must release wild chinook not marked with a clipped adipose fin indicating they are of hatchery origin.

The island chain has a management guideline of 4,284 total encounters with legal-size chinook, according to state Fish and Wildlife. Early estimates show anglers had caught or released 4,976 chinook in the San Juan Islands through April 7.

Sport fishing is open in the San Juan Islands through April 30.

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