Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler:
Boy, are we going to be busy this fall. If you haven’t heard there are some new salmon seasons open, as of October 4th.
Chinook salmon fishing is open from Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, and anglers can keep three adults, marked or unmarked. Over 80,000 Chinook have passed over Priest Rapids and 18,000 over Rock Island Dam, so anglers are encouraged to get out and catch these excess fish.
The fall Chinook season in the upper Columbia will remain open until November 30th this year. Also opened on October 4th is a season for coho salmon.
Fishing is now allowed for coho from Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including the Wenatchee, Icicle and Methow rivers. Anglers can keep two coho a day. I also expect to hear about our steelhead seasons very soon, too. There are over 17,000 fish past Priest Rapids Dam already and they are still coming. Last year we only got 15,000.
I imagine the main stem Columbia and the tributaries will all be open this year. Please visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife web site to get all the details on these fisheries.
For details or Graybill’s weekly report visit his website at http://www.fishingmagician.com/.