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    States close Columbia River salmon, steelhead seasons

    Oct. 19, 2016

    CLACKAMAS, Ore. Recreational salmon and steelhead fishing will close starting Saturday on the Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the Hwy. 395 Bridge near Pasco, Wash., under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.

    The closure is based on the latest fall Chinook run forecast, which indicates the Upriver Bright component, which includes ESA-listed Snake River wild Chinook, is tracking at 71 percent of the preseason forecast of 579,600 Chinook. Coho salmon and steelhead returns have also been revised downward from pre-season forecasts.

    Based on the revised run-size projection, fishery managers estimate that combined non-treaty fisheries have exceeded the allowed harvest limit on Upriver Bright Chinook. The states opted to also close the recreational coho salmon and steelhead seasons to prevent any additional Chinook mortalities that might have occurred as the result of incidental bycatch.

    For more information, visit the Regulations Update Page on the ODFW website.

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    This appears to be reopening Saturday fyi..

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/ore...s_to_salm.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinook Winterwolf View Post
    This appears to be reopening Saturday fyi..

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/ore...s_to_salm.html
    I read this earlier today.... Maybe another push of fish?
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    Does seem a bit late lol............*shrugs*
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    Yeah COHO AND STEELHEAD but chinook remains shut down. They emailed this today (like the article above)

    November 3, 2016

    CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational coho salmon and steelhead fishing will reopen at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 on the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to the Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco Wash., under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.

    Fishery managers opted to reopen the coho and steelhead fisheries, which were closed along with Chinook salmon retention on Oct. 22 to allow wild Snake River Chinook to move upstream. Recent fish passage data at Bonneville and Ice Harbor dams indicate the Chinook migration is now essentially complete. Chinook retention remains closed through Dec. 31, 2016.

    The Columbia River coho and steelhead fisheries are expected to proceed without any significant impact on remaining Chinook returns. The bag limit under the new rules is up to two adult salmonids, and may include one hatchery steelhead.

    For more information, visit the Regulations Update Page on the ODFW website.

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    Just so they can say they gave us opportunity.. lol
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    "We are so pleased to offer you this generous opportunity, now that the run has passed and has been downsized three times AFTER commercial and recreational fisheries harvested based on the first estimate" Kidding, but partially sad about the fraction of truth hidden in there.
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