Upper Columbia River fishery reopens due to high salmon county

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced the reopening of a chinook fishing in select mainstream pools and tributaries of the upper Columbia River due to stronger-than-expected returns of summer chinook salmon moving have prompted fishery managers to.

Starting July 25, anglers can again catch and keep hatchery adult chinook from Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam, and in the Wenatchee and Chelan rivers. In addition, the chinook fishery will open Aug. 1 from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.The daily limit of hatchery adult chinook is two fish per angler. Additional regulations are described in the Fishing Rule Change here.


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