July 27, 2012
ENTERPRISE, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that spring chinook fishing on the Snake River will close at sundown on Sunday, Aug. 5
According to Jeff Yanke, ODFW district fish biologist, the closure comes as catch rates have fallen and the quality of the fish being caught has declined.
“Although catch rates have really fallen off, it’s still pretty remarkable that we’ve been able to fish for salmon into August,” he said.
The closure on the Snake is concurrent with fishery closures ordered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.