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Salmon fishery updated


Last updated 10/2/2020 at 12:08pm

PASCO — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has released an update on the salmon fishery.

Through Oct. 15, fishermen between The Dalles Dam and the U.S. Highway 395 bridge (the Blue Bridge) at Pasco may catch up to six salmon, but only two Chinook or coho adults may be retained daily

Officials said the minimum size is 12 inches, and snagging is not allowed. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be kept.

All steelhead must be released, officials said.

After Oct. 16, the anti-snagging rule is relaxed, officials said. From then until Dec. 31, fishermen may catch up to six salmon daily, but keep only two Chinook or coho.

All other salmon species and steelhead must be released, officials said.


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