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Updates to Columbia River summer salmon fisheries


 

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE

 

Action: Updates Columbia River salmon seasons listed in the 2018-19 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Anglers must release all salmon.

Effective date: June 16.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Locations: Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.

Reason for action: Summer chinook and sockeye runs are projected to be significantly lower than in recent years. This emergency rule reflects co-manager agreements reached in April during the North of Falcon season-setting process.

Additional information:

Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco:

  • June 16 through June 30: daily limit 2 hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon.
  • July 1 through July 31: daily limit 1 hatchery steelhead. Salmon and steelhead night fishing closure. Release all salmon.

Hwy 395 Bridge at Pasco upstream to Priest Rapids Dam:

  • June 16 through August 15: Salmon and steelhead closed.

Information contact: Region 5, 360-696-6211; Region 3, 509-575-2740.

 


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