With Higher In-Season Forecast, States Open Columbia River For Summer Chinook Fishing July 4-8; Sockeye, Steelhead Angling Still Closed

July 2nd, 2020

Oregon and Washington are opening a five-day recreational summer chinook angling period on the mainstem Columbia River beginning this weekend after an in-season forecast boosted the anticipated number of chinook entering the river by 58 percent over the preseason forecast.

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Uptick In Spring Chinook Forecast, Sockeye Passage To-Date Above Average; Tribes To Begin Commercial Gillnetting Above Bonneville Dam

June 12th, 2020

Columbia River Treaty Tribes will begin commercial gillnetting, along with commercial platform and hook and line fishing, upstream of Bonneville Dam (Zone 6) for summer chinook next week, a plan outlined by the tribes at a two-state Columbia River Compact hearing Monday, June 8. Some platform and hook and line fishing is also planned for downstream of Bonneville.

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