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Snake River chinook season to close after July 21

July 16, 2013

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, July 21.

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.

The Snake River opened for spring chinook harvest on May 5 and has offered Oregon anglers one of the most consistent salmon fisheries of this season, Yanke noted.

“For most of the season overall catch rates were around 10 hours per fish caught, which is great for a salmon fishery,” said Yanke. “However, in the past few weeks catch rates have declined to over 80 hours per fish.”

The closure on the Snake is concurrent with fishery closures ordered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game effective July 19.
   

Contact:

Jeff Yanke (541) 426-3279
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

 
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