The Yakima River salmon fishery started off on a sour note, but should gain steam heading into the days ahead.
“The fall fishery in the Yakima started out slow,” said Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.
A total of 13 anglers fished 31.9 hours from Sept. 1-8 with one adult Chinook caught and released.
Weekday checks from the mouth to Horn Rapids showed three anglers spent 12.2 hours with no catch, and from Benton City to Prosser four anglers spent 6.6 hours with no catch.
Weekend checks from the mouth to Horn Rapids showed one angler spent 0.5 hours with no catch, and from Benton City to Prosser five anglers spent 12.6 hours with no catch.