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Columbia River - Bouy 10 Chinook Retention Allowed After Labor Day

Columbia River – Buoy 10 chinook retention allowed after Labor Day

Action:  Chinook salmon retention allowed.

Species affected:  Chinook salmon.

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line. 

Effective date:  Sept. 6 through Sept.14, 2016.

Salmon & steelhead daily limit:  Chinook minimum size 24-inches.  Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 of which only 1 may be a chinook.  Only 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained.  Release all salmon other than chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho. 

Reason for action:  Chinook catch has been lower than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery to date.  Extending the season for chinook retention will provide additional harvest opportunity.

Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery is scheduled to close for chinook retention on Sept. 15, but the area remains open for hatchery coho and steelhead. The fishery is scheduled to re-open for chinook retention Oct.1. Anglers are reminded that the North Jetty remains open under Buoy 10 rules.

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