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SALMON FISHING — The huge run of fall chinook forecast for the Columbia and Snake rivers got a booming start last week.
In a three-day stretch last week, nearly 85,000 fall chinook moved up over Bonneville, with almost 34,000 of those coming up river on Friday tapering to a rush of 27,000 on Monday.
Steelhead and coho also are in the mix, boosting the counts of quality fishing potential even higher.
Fishing writer Rob Phillips says anglers already have been nailing these fish at the mouth of the Klickitat and the mouth of the Deschutes rivers.
The bulk of the fishery is headed for the Hanford Reach of the Columbia, but Phillips details other hot spots up through the Tri-Cities in the upper Columbia in his Yakima Herald—Republic column.
FISHING — Spring chinook action is luring anglers to the Klickitat. Here the WDFW announcement many have been waiting for.
Upper Klickitat River to open for hatchery adult spring chinook
Action: Up to two hatchery adult spring chinook may be kept as part of the salmon daily limit on the Klickitat River upstream to boundary markers below the salmon hatchery.
Effective dates: June 13 through July 31, 2013.
Species affected: Chinook.
Location: The Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway (located about one-half mile upstream from the Fisher Hill Bridge) to boundary markers below the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.
Reasons for action: As of June 10, a total of 351 adult spring chinook have returned to the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. The Klickitat Salmon Hatchery is expected to meet its escapement goal of 500 fish, which will allow additional recreational opportunity.
Other information: Daily limit 6 salmon of which no more than two may be adults. Wild chinook must be released. This will match rules already in effect below Fisher Hill Bridge (located about 2 miles upstream from the mouth).
Anglers are reminded there are closed waters from Fisher Hill Bridge to 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway and from the boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery to the boundary markers just upstream of the hatchery. The section upstream from the salmon hatchery remains closed to fishing for salmon.
A Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement is required to participate in this fishery. Barbless hooks are required to fish for salmon and steelhead.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.