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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Good news for fans of spring salmon fishing on the Yakima River. Three sections of the river are opening on May 18th until further notice. The following rules apply to each of the three sections that will be open to fishing. The daily limit will be two hatchery Chinook and wild fish must be released immediately. Terminal gear rules include the use of up to two single point barbless hooks with a hook gap from point to shank of ¾ inch or less. The use of bait is allowed. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required to participate in this fishery. The use of two poles is permitted during this fishery provided the angler has the Two Pole Endorsement. There are additional rules for section A and section C that are detailed in the news release that announces this season. I highly recommend that anglers interested in this fishery go to the WDFW web site and check under news releases and sport fishing rule changes. When you see the list scroll all the way down to the last listing, which is for the Yakima River. Here you will find all the special rules for this fishery.