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May 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Icicle River opens Saturday for hatchery spring chinook fishing

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The Icicle River near Leavenworth opens May 18 through July 31 for hatchery spring chinook, and a modest return of 4,000 fish should produce some glory moments although not like in years past.

The daily limit is hatchery-marked spring chinook with a minimum size of 12 inches.

The Icicle is open from the closure signs located 800 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.

The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery has a spawning escapement goal of about 1,400 spring chinook.

There is a night closure rule, and no gear restrictions are required.

(Photo by Ron Judd, Seattle Times staff reporter)

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