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First salmon of season shows in Columbia

FISHING – It’s a harbinger of spring, or perhaps a harbinger of spring chinook salmon fishing.

An 18-pound lower river stock spring chinook was picked up in the lower Columbia commercial sturgeon fishery on Wednesday. The fish, checked by Oregon fisheries officials, is the first documented spring of a season that’s forecast to be good.

By the way, the fish sold for $16 a pound, fisheries officials said.




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