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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Chinook season open from The Dalles to Wallula

One week opener runs from May 19-26


Last updated 5/19/2023 at 9:50am

WALLULA – The spring Chinook salmon fishing season is open for only a week between The Dalles Dam and Wallula Junction.

From about 1,300 feet upstream of The Dalles Dam to the Orgon-Washington border, salmon may be retained from today, May 19, through May 26.

There’s a daily limit of six Chinook, but only two may be kept, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Salmon must be at least 12 inches long.

The limited season is due to a smaller than expected spring Chinook run, fisheries staff said.

Agency staff now expect a minimum of 139,000 fish in this spring’s run, down from 198,600 previously expected.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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