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New rule allows ocean anglers to keep two chinook north of Falcon

August 22, 2013

NEWPORT, Ore. – Under new rules effective at midnight on Aug, 22, anglers will be able to keep two chinook salmon caught in ocean waters between Cape Falcon in Ore. and Leadbetter Point in Wash.

The previous bag limit was two salmon but only one could be a chinook. Both fin-clipped and non fin-clipped chinook can be kept but anglers are reminded all non fin-clipped coho must be released.

Anglers with an unclipped chinook on board will be prohibited from fishing between Buoy 10 and Tongue Point under new Buoy 10 regulations effective Aug. 24.

The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the change at the request of fishery managers in Washington and Oregon. The recreational salmon fishery is scheduled to go through Sept. 30 or until a quota of 9,900 chinook or 37,380 coho is reached.



Eric Schindler (541) 867-4741 ext. 252

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