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Spring chinook fishery to open on Powder River



May 28, 2008


Tim Bailey (541) 962-1829
Fax: (503) 872-5700

LA GRANDE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will release approximately 300 spring chinook salmon into the Powder River to create a unique fishing opportunity.

The Powder River from Hughes Lane Bridge in Baker City to Mason Dam will be open for adipose fin-clipped spring chinook May 31 through Sept. 1, 2008. The daily bag limit is two spring chinook. All anglers are remined to consult the 2008 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for applicable regulations.

“We’re able to open this fishery because of an anticipated surplus of spring chinook returning to Hells Canyon Dam on the Snake River,” said Tim Bailey, ODFW fish biologist. “The surplus fish are trapped at the dam and released into Snake River tributaries to provide additional fishing opportunities.”

Water temperatures permitting, the salmon will be released into the Powder River immediately below Mason Dam and in Baker City. The first releases will be made during the week prior to the season and are planned to continue for approximately three weeks.

Anglers are reminded to “ask first” before entering private lands.  For more information, contact  ODFW’s Northeast Region Office in La Grande at (541) 963-2138.



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