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Coho count nice way to end September

A pile of 15 coho and one chinook is a limit of 16 salmon for the eight anglers aboard the Coho King fishing out of Ilwaco, Wash., earlier this month.
A pile of 15 coho and one chinook is a limit of 16 salmon for the eight anglers aboard the Coho King fishing out of Ilwaco, Wash., earlier this month.

FISHING -- It's been a good year for Columbia River spring chinook, a record year for sockeye, a record or near-record year for fall chinook, and now the latest about coho.... drum roll, Please:

"The 181,514 adult coho counted at Bonneville Dam through Sept. 30 is the 2nd highest since at least 1938," says Joe Hymer, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River salmon specialist.

"he record is 225,388 fish in 2001."

 



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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