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Chinook seasons to close July 27 on Imnaha, Wallowa and Snake rivers

July 21, 2014

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Fewer fish available to anglers and warmer water temperatures have prompted ODFW biologists to close the spring Chinook fisheries in the Imnaha, Wallowa and Snake rivers beginning Sunday, July 27.

According to Jeff Yanke, ODFW fish biologist in Enterprise, most spring chinook have moved upstream of the fishery area to the spawning grounds. At the same time, water temperatures in rivers are high enough to limit catch rates and could stress fish.

The closure on the Snake is concurrent with fishery closures ordered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game effective July 27.

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Contact:
Jeff Yanke, 541-426-3279

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