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Record book confirms salmon fishing is catching on

SALMON FISHING -- The record effort for salmon fishing in the lower Columbia River continues to grow, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department reports.

Through September, an estimated 27,490 adult fall chinook have been caught in the lower Columbia mainstem sport fishery from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to Bonneville Dam. 

The old record was 26,195 fish caught in 2003. 

The new record will increase after the October catch is added.  The records began in 1969. 



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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