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Chinook Rules Eased

Posted on 26th September 2013 at 15:55

As the record fall salmon run continues on the Columbia River, more of the angling restrictions are being lifted. Starting today, anglers will be allowed to keep ALL Chinook salmon, fin-clipped or not. This rule applies from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the river, up to the Warrior Rock line near Scappoose. Anglers can catch up to six fish, two of which can be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead, or one of each. You’ll have to release any salmon that are not Chinook or Coho. Downstream of Tongue Point near Astoria, anglers are still required to release all Chinook jack salmon, fish that are less than 24 inches in length. For more information, call Washington Fish and Wildlife at 360-696-6211, extension 10-10, or go to the WDFW website.