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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Yakima River king fishery ends Wednesday after a fairly good season

Here is the latest report on the chinook fishery in the Yakima River by Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, which closes after Wednesday, Oct. 22:

This past week state fisheries staff interviewed 211 anglers fishing for salmon in the Lower Yakima River with 49 adult chinook, 1 chinook jacks, and four coho harvested. Anglers averaged a salmon for every 11 hours of fishing.

An estimated 275 salmon were caught this past week (247 adult fall chinook, 5 jacks, and 23 coho) bringing the season total to 1,152 salmon.

 

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