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KVAS AM 1230
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Pilot Fishery Announced For Lower Columbia
According to a news release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Fishery managers have approved a pilot fishery for hatchery fall chinook in the area below Bonneville Dam from Warrior Rock downstream to Tongue/Rocky Point. This area will be open for adipose fin-clipped chinook (adults and jacks), steelhead and coho during Sept. 10-16. The daily bag limit will be two adult fin-clipped salmonids, only one of which can be a chinook.
The lower Columbia from Warrior Rock to Tongue point was scheduled to close to chinook on Sept. 10. However, managers decided to try and provide additional fishing opportunity by keeping it open to hatchery fish. Staff will monitor how many fish are caught and harvested to assess the impact of the longer season.
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