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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:
Columbia River – Buoy 10 Chinook retention allowed after Labor Day
Action: Chinook salmon retention allowed.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.
Effective date: Sept. 6 through Sept.14, 2016.
Salmon & steelhead daily limit: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 of which only 1 maybe a chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.
Reason for action: Chinook catch has been lower than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery to date. Extending the season for chinook retention will provide additional harvest opportunity.
Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery is scheduled to close for chinook retention on Sept. 15, but the area remains open for hatchery coho and steelhead. The fishery is scheduled to re-open for chinook retention Oct.1. Anglers are reminded that the North Jetty remains open under Buoy 10 rules.
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This concludes our 2016 Columbia River Fishing Report
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