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November 6, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Hanford Reach fall king salmon fishery is a new record catch

Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Pasco reports a new record fall chinook catch in the Hanford Reach sport salmon fishery.

The Hanford Reach fall salmon fishery ended on Oct. 31, and an estimated 30,747 fall chinook were caught (27,196 adults and 3,551 jacks) along with 173 coho.

State Fish and Wildlife staff interviewed 12,946 anglers from 4,805 boats along with 1,160 bank anglers.  There were 44,371 angler trips (270,129 hours) spent fishing for salmon in the Hanford Reach this fall.

Here is a graph below from state Fish and Wildlife that shows the catch in past years:

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