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Friday, July 12, 2019
 
By Dave Graybill
 
Here is some exciting news for fans of fishing for summer run salmon on the upper Columbia River. There is a very strong possibility that a season will open for summer run salmon in certain areas by July 16th. An emergency regulation should be out very soon detailing the areas that will be open to fishing. The Columbia could be open from Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam. This would allow fishing off the mouth of the Entiat River. Anglers should also expect to be able to fish from the mouth upstream to just above the Entiat National Fish Hatchery. Also proposed to open to fishing is Chelan Falls. Both of these areas have excess hatchery fish available for harvest. The daily limit would be six Chinook, no more than two being adult hatchery fish. Barbless hooks would be voluntary, and anglers can use two rods with a valid two-pole endorsement. Fishing will not be open in the Brewster Pool at this time. It is hoped that the numbers of fish over Wells Dam will provide for Colville hatchery brood stock needs and Okanogan River escapement. Anglers should look for the official news release for all the details before planning a fishing trip.