July 10, 2013
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Oregon and Washington fishery managers today re-opened sockeye salmon fishing on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam beginning July 13.
During a joint state hearing, fishery managers decided there were just enough fish remaining in the non-tribal harvest guideline to re-open the fishery until the end of the month. While an estimated 90 percent of the sockeye return has passed Bonneville Dam, anglers may occasionally catch a sockeye while fishing for summer steelhead.
Here are the details of the upcoming season:
- Open from Saturday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 31.
- From the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.
- Daily bag limit is two adult sockeye/ adipose fin-clipped steelhead in combination. Sockeye count toward the adult bag limit regardless of size.
- Retention of adult chinook is prohibited. The daily bag limit for adipose fin-clipped jack chinook will remain five.
The Columbia River from the Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border will remain open to sockeye and adipose fin-clipped adult and jack chinook until July 31.