October 23, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Lower Yakima River salmon season ends with a record breaking catch total
The fall salmon fishing season in the Lower Yakima River ended on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
State Fish and Wildlife staff interviewed 260 anglers from Oct. 14-20, and anglers reported catching 102 adult Chinook, four jacks and one coho. An estimated 821 adult fall Chinook, 29 jacks and four coho were caught this past week from 1,961 angler trips.
For the season, 7,903 anglers trips had been taken, and 2,478 adult Chinook, 342 chinook jacks and 87 coho were caught. This year’s catch total breaks the record of 2,300 fall Chinook set in 2002 when over 13,000 fall Chinook returned to the Yakima River.
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