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Wild coho season closes on Umpqua River

September 30, 2014

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The wild coho season on the Umpqua River will close at the end of the day Wednesday, Oct. 1. ODFW fish biologist are projecting the wild coho quota of 2,000 will have been met by the end of Wednesday.

Laura Jackson, ODFW fish biologist in Roseburg, credits a more conservative quota, a strong early run and good fishing for both bank and boat anglers for the closure. The quota was reduced from 3,000 fish to 2,000 this year due to lower numbers of wild spawners in 2012 and 2013

“It’s nice that we are having a strong run to help keep the population healthy, while at the same time providing a great recreational opportunity for anglers,” Jackson said.

The river will remain open to chinook and adipose fin-clipped hatchery coho under permanent regulations.

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Contact:
Laura Jackson (541) 440-3353 ext. 247
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

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