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Fall chinook season opens on Deschutes River Aug. 1

July 31, 2009


THE DALLES, Ore. – The lower Deschutes River will reopen for chinook salmon fishing on Aug. 1 under a temporary rule adopted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The river will be open for chinook from the mouth at the I-84 bridge upstream to Sherars Falls. The daily catch limit will be two adult and five jack salmon per day. (Jack salmon are chinook 15-24 inches long.) Adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) steelhead are included in the daily salmon catch limit, although one additional hatchery steelhead may be retained per day for a total of three fish. 

The chinook salmon season will close Oct. 31.

Anglers are reminded that all wild (non adipose fin-clipped) steelhead must be released unharmed and that the use of bait is restricted to the section of the river from Sherars Falls downstream to the upper railroad trestle.




Rod French (541) 296-4628
Jason Seals (541) 296-4628

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