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States re-open upper Columbia for spring chinook

May 17, 2012

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Oregon and Washington fishery managers announced today that the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border above McNary Dam will re-open to spring chinook and steelhead fishing this weekend, May 19-20.

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee recently revised the projected run size for upriver spring chinook from a pre-season estimate of 314,000 adult fish to 216,000. Even with a reduced run size, there remains sufficient harvest quota above Bonneville Dam to allow for two more days of fishing.

Only bank angling is allowed between the Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines, about 6 miles downstream of The Dalles Dam. The daily bag limit will be two adult adipose fin-clipped chinook or steelhead, or one of each.

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John North (971) 673-6029
Kevleen Melcher (971) 673-6030
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

 
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