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Anglers may now keep unclipped chinook

September 24, 2013

CLACKAMAS, Ore. –Chinook salmon caught on the lower Columbia River will no longer need to be fin-clipped in order to be retained, effective Thursday, Sept. 26.

Fishery managers on Tuesday decided to allow anglers to harvest both marked and unmarked chinook throughout a 58-mile stretch of the Columbia between Buoy 10 and Warrior Rock.

Prior to the rule change, anglers were required to release any unclipped chinook in this stretch of the river. This restriction was set to expire on Sept. 30 but was lifted five days early based on new ocean harvest information and because wild chinook destined for lower Columbia tributaries have likely moved out of the main stem.

“Boat limit” rules remain in place throughout the river allowing all anglers aboard a vessel to continue angling until the daily bag limit for salmon and steelhead for all anglers onboard has been achieved.

Coho salmon and steelhead in this area are still subject to the restriction and must be fin-clipped in order to be retained.

For more information, please refer to ODFW’s regulation update page on the Internet at www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/reg_changes/index.asp.

   

Contact:

John North (971) 673-6029
Rick Swart (971) 673-6038

 
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