Outdoors blog

Lower Columbia spring chinook fishing season extended

Chance Fiander adds another spring chinook salmon to his stringer on the Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Tuesday. The spring chinook run this year is one of the largest in decades.  (Associated Press)
Chance Fiander adds another spring chinook salmon to his stringer on the Columbia River in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Tuesday. The spring chinook run this year is one of the largest in decades. (Associated Press)

FISHING -- Owing to poor water conditions and a slow start, spring chinook anglers on the lower Columbia River have been given an extra six days of salmon fishing under a season extension adopted by Oregon and Washington fishery managers.

The extended season will run through April 14.  Reports indicate catch rates are very good for chromers.

That means anglers must watch closely for modifications that can be made if anglers catch more fish than expected.

 In-season regulation changes are posted at Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife agency websites. 

The bag limits and areas open to fishing remain the same during the extension:

From Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank) plus bank fishing only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Anglers may keep two adult salmonids a day, of which only one may be a Chinook. Only adipose fin-clipped fish may be kept.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
Rich Landers
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.

Follow Rich online:









Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile