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Anglers Expect Record Salmon Season

Anglers try to land a salmon below Wanapum Dam on the July 1 opening of the upper Columbia salmon fishing season. (SR photo: Rich Landers)

Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The second largest sockeye run on record is sprinting through the Columbia. Washington fish managers on Tuesday announced a forecast of 425,000 sockeye into the Columbia, a number second only to the 521,000 counted in 2012. Already this year, more than 340,000 sockeye have entered the Columbia past Bonneville Dam, doubling last year’s entire run of 186,100. The last big run of sockeye was 388,000 in 2010/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors. More here.

Question: Have you ever fished for salmon?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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