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October 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Salmon daily catch limits will increase soon at Drano Lake and Klickitat River

A record one-million plus fall chinook return has allowed state Fish and Wildlife to boost the catch limit in Drano Lake and Klickitat River, which are both tributaries above Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

At Drano Lake the daily catch limit is six fish, and up to four may be adult chinook of which no more than two may be coho, and anglers may begin to fish daily from Oct. 11 through Dec. 31. Any salmon, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained.

Drano Lake is located below markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Under existing permanent rules, anglers may fish with two poles with a Two Pole Endorsement through the end of the year. In addition, the anti-snagging rule will remain in effect.

On top of the record fall upriver chinook return, the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery has met its spawning escapement goal for bright stock fall chinook.

On the Klickitat River from the mouth to boundary markers below the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery the salmon daily limit is six fish, and up to four may be adult chinook from Oct. 11 through Nov. 30. Any fish, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained.

Anglers will also be able to fish for chinook in the Upper Klickitat River for one additional month.

Other rules on the Klickitat are from 400 feet upstream of Number 5 fishway (located about three miles upstream from the mouth) to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery, anglers will be able to fish for chinook through the end of November. The upper river had been scheduled to close for chinook retention beginning Nov.1.

There is a night closure and anti-snagging rule are in effect from the Fisher Hill Bridge downstream. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. Closed waters remain in effect from Fisher Hill Bridge to 400 feet upstream from Number 5 fishway.

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