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2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:
Columbia River sport fishery remains open for fall chinook
Action: Allows retention of hatchery chinook on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock.
Species affected: Hatchery chinook, defined as having a clipped adipose fin or a clipped left ventral fin.
Effective dates: Thursday, Sept.15 through Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
- Buoy 10: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is two fish of which only one may be a chinook. Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.
- Tongue Point/Rocky Point to Warrior Rock: Minimum size is 12-inches. Daily limit is six fish, but only two may be adults, of which only one may be a hatchery chinook. Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.
Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery salmon remain available based on current chinook forecasts and harvest estimates to date.
All other permanent rules apply.
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This concludes our 2016 Columbia River Fishing Report
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