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Fishing ends today on Yakima's record fall chinook run

FISHING — It's been one heck of a ride for Yakima River fall chinook anglers.  Here's the latest report Washington Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Paul Hoffarth as the Lower Yakima River season is scheduled to close today, Oct. 22:

The fall salmon fishery in the lower Yakima River is coming to a close. The last day of fishing is Tuesday, October 22, 2013.  WDFW staff interviewed 260 anglers between October 14th and 20th.  Anglers reported harvesting 102 adult Chinook, 4 jacks, and 1 coho.  An estimated 821 adult fall Chinook, 29 jacks, and 4 coho were harvested this past week from 1,961 angler trips.

For the season, 7,903 anglers trips have been taken and 2,478 adult Chinook, 342 chinook jacks, and 87 coho have been harvested.  This year’s harvest breaks the record of 2,300 fall Chinook set in 2002 when over 13,000 fall Chinook returned to the Yakima River.




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