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Landers verifies Columbia River's record run of chinook salmon

Rich Landers poses with a chinook salmon he landed in the Ringold area of the Columbia River on Sept. 26, 2013, with fishing guide Toby Wyatt of Reel Time Fishing. (Kim Bowman)
Rich Landers poses with a chinook salmon he landed in the Ringold area of the Columbia River on Sept. 26, 2013, with fishing guide Toby Wyatt of Reel Time Fishing. (Kim Bowman)

FISHING -- Four people, including me, reeled 13 chinook salmon to the boat today in the Hanford Reach and got eight of them INTO the boat.

That's a good indication that the record run of chinook salmon heading up the Columbia and Snake Rivers is the real deal.

We were fishing with Toby Wyatt and Jim Havener of Reel Time Fishing on Wyatt's 27-foot boat, which he built with his dad in Clarkston.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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