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Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 7:12 a.m.

Methow River steelhead fishing could open in March

Greg Knab of Winthrop with a steelhead form the Methow River caught Sept. 28, 2011.
 (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)
Greg Knab of Winthrop with a steelhead form the Methow River caught Sept. 28, 2011. (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service)

FISHING -- Washington fisheries managers are still working through the red tape surrounding the endangered stocks, but they're fairly confident they'll be able to open a fishing season for hatchery-marked steelhead in the Methow River starting in the first week of March.

The official word should be out by the end of this week or Monday, said Jeff Korth, Fish and Wildlife Department regional fisheries manager in Ephrata. 

The likely bet would be a season opening March 1 and running about two or three weeks, he said.




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