Fall Chinook Sports Harvest, Angler Trips Remain In Record-Breaking Mode; Coho Returns Still High

Through September, an estimated 26,591 adult fall chinook salmon have been caught and kept during 2011’s fall lower Columbia River.

That catch eclipses the previous record, 26,195 fish caught in 2003, according to data compiled by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. The record will increase after the October catch is added to August-September totals. The records began in 1969.

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