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Spring chinook fishing closes today on Icicle River

FISHING — The Icicle River's fishing season for spring chinook salmon closes today an hour after sunset.  

Read on for the details pertaining the closure of the Chelan County fishery from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Location: Icicle River, from the closure signs located 800 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam.

Reason for action: Previousin-season run analysis predicted that about 4,000salmon were en route to the Icicle River. Current in-season run analysis has reduced that estimate to 3,000 or fewer.  Currently, the majority of these fish are thought to have entered the Icicle River.   About 1,400 salmon (1,000 to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, and 400 to Colville Confederated Tribes Chief Joseph Hatchery) are needed to meet hatchery broodstock collection goals.  The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery has currently collected only about 1,000 spring chinook for this purpose.  To assist in preventing a potential shortage of spring chinook needed in the broodstock requirement, it is necessary to close the sport fishery at this time.  




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