[ODFW-News] CORRECTION: Columbia River reopens to chinook angling today
Odfw.News at state.or.us
Fri Oct 21 08:58:25 PDT 2005
For Immediate Release Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
-- CORRECTION --
Note: This news release corrects information that was issued Tuesday,
Oct. 18. The corrected information concerns the chinook and coho bag
Columbia River reopens to chinook angling today
CLACKAMAS - Oregon and Washington fishery managers decided Monday to
reopen the Columbia River to retention of fall chinook salmon effective
Thursday, Oct. 20, because risks to wild stocks will be minimal at this
point of the run.
Between Buoy 10 and Bonneville Dam, retention of adult and jack chinook
will be allowed in addition to adipose fin-clipped coho and adipose
fin-clipped steelhead starting today. Oregon anglers may harvest two
adult salmon or steelhead per day and five jack salmon, but not more
than one adult chinook salmon.
>From Bonneville Dam upstream to the Oregon-Washington border above
McNary Dam, the retention of adult and jack chinook will be allowed in
addition to coho and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Oregon anglers may
retain two adult salmon or steelhead per day plus five jack salmon.
Fishery managers closed the Columbia River to chinook retention from
Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam effective Sept. 18, and from Buoy
10-Tongue Point and upstream of Bonneville Dam effective Oct. 1 because
harvest of upriver bright fall chinook was projected to exceed the sport
allocation of non-Indian fishing impacts to this stock. Reopening of the
sport fishery was allowed because commercial harvesters will not likely
use their share of the non-Indian impact allocation.
Fish biologists estimate that 584,800 adult fall chinook have or will
enter the Columbia River this year compared to the preseason estimate of
671,400. Both steelhead and coho are expected to return at rates higher
than the pre-season projections.
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