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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Peak of Yakima River king fishery nears with less than a week before it closes for the season

Here is the latest Yakima River salmon fishery update by Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Pasco:

This past week WDFW staff interviewed 189 anglers fishing for salmon in the lower Yakima River with 30 adult chinook, 2 Chinook jacks, and 2 coho harvested. Anglers averaged a salmon for every 11 hours of fishing.  This is the last week of the season with the fishery closes after October 22. The fishing is usually the best just before the season closes.

An estimated 264 salmon were caught this past week (247 adult fall Chinook, 8 jacks, and 9 coho) bringing the season total to 877 salmon.

 

 

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