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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 6, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Lower Columbia reopens Friday and Saturday for spring chinook fishing

IMG_1897 (2)The Lower Columbia River spring chinook fishery will reopen this Friday and Saturday (May 9-10), which was based on the number of fish heading up Bonneville Dam.

As of Monday, 119,758 upriver spring chinook had been counted at Bonneville, and the updated inseason minimum run-size is 185,000 (preseason forecast was 227,100).

The daily limit will be one hatchery-marked spring Chinook.

Fishing is open from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upriver to Rooster Rock. Bank anglers, but not boat anglers, can also fish farther upriver to the deadline below Bonneville Dam.

The adult catch limit also includes up to two marked adult steelhead or a combination of one steelhead and one marked chinook.

Washington and Oregon fisheries managers will meet again early next week to determine whether to allow any additional days of fishing.

Spring chinook fishing is also open above Bonneville Dam in the Columbia mainstem on a stretch of 159 miles through Friday (May 9).

 

 

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