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May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Icicle River spring chinook fishery opens Friday

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(Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer)

The spring chinook fishery on the Icicle River will open Friday, and usually produces some fairly good action when it opens.

The daily limit is hatchery-marked spring chinook (adult or jack) with a minimum size of 12 inches.

The Icicle is open from Friday through July 31 from the closure signs located 800 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.

State fisheries managers in-season prediction call for about 6,000 spring chinook heading to the Icicle, and those returning to the national fish hatchery are not listed under the Endangered Species Act. The hatchery needs about 1,600 for spawning escapement.

Other rules in the fishery are a night closure will be in effect; and there are no gear restrictions.

 

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