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Anglers reminded of Chetco and Winchuck river closures

 
July 26, 2010

 

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds south coast anglers of fall chinook closures for the Chetco and Winchuck rivers beginning August 1:

  • Mainstem Chetco upstream of BPA powerline crossing at RM 2.2 is closed to all angling including trout through Nov. 5. Tributaries remain open for trout through Oct. 31.
  • Mainstem Winchuck River including tidewater is closed to all angling through Nov. 5. Tributaries remain open for trout through Oct. 31.
  • Floras Creek is closed to fall chinook angling above County Road 124 Bridge (RM 5) through Dec. 31.
  • Sixes River is closed to fall chinook angling above Edson Creek (RM 10) through Dec. 31.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted these temporary restrictions at their June meeting. Detailed information on the coastal fall chinook fishery is on the ODFW web site at www.dfw.state.or.us, click on Fishing Resources.

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Steve Mazur (541) 247-7605
Fax: (541) 673-0372

 
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