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Monday, April 25, 2016
By Dave Graybill
While many anglers are out chasing trout on the lakes in the region some are switching to salmon fishing. The spring salmon season will open soon on the Snake River in two sections. One is below Ice Harbor Dam, and opens on Friday, April 29th. Fishing will be allowed Friday and Saturday each week. The other section is below Little Goose Dam. This will open on Sunday, May 1st and fishing will be allowed Sunday and Monday of each week. The daily limit is six Chinook salmon, with only one hatchery adult. Anglers must stop fishing when they have caught their one hatchery Chinook. Currently the spring salmon season is open on the lower Yakima River, and I expect an announcement in a week or two on the opening of spring salmon fishing on the Wenatchee and Icicle rivers. There are indications that Potholes Reservoir may be coming out of its walleye spawning phase, and the action here will pick up dramatically. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass has been good during the slow cycle for walleye. Walleye fishing is holding up on Banks Lake, but fish here should be entering their spawning phase soon.