No Additional Chinook Fishing On The Columbia

The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington decided not to set additional spring Chinook salmon fishing on the mainstem Columbia River.  A public hearing earlier this week found there were concerns about hatcheries throughout the interior basin being able to meet broodstock collection targets, and public testimony from recreational and commercial interests overwhelming supported keeping fisheries closed.  Preseason, the 2020 upriver spring Chinook return was forecasted to be very poor, and in-season information is showing that is the case, on track for the lowest return since 1999.  Recreational steelhead and shad fishing remain open on portions of the Columbia under permanent rules, and the fishery managers again made a plea to anglers to stay close to home, to observe social-distancing, avoid crowding and maintain sanitary conditions.

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