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Monday, July 29, 2019
By Dave Graybill
There is a bunch of good news for anglers in the Central and Northern region of the state. First of all, the announcement about the opening of the Brewster Pool in time for the annual Derby. Just like last year, the WDFW and Colville Tribe agreed that there would be enough summer salmon arriving to this area of the Columbia River to allow for needed escapement and have enough surplus hatchery fish to provide for a fishery. Get your tickets for the Brewster Derby by going to More good news is that the sturgeon fishery on Lake Roosevelt has been expanded. Starting September 1st, the fishing area will include the ramp at China Basin to the Canadian Border. Fishing for these prized fish hasn’t been as hot as was when it first opened a couple of years ago, but anglers are catching keeper sized fish in the vicinity of Kettle Falls right now. Also, the pre-season forecast for fall salmon, the upriver Brights that are returning to the Hanford Reach, is now nearly 350,000. We could see slightly higher numbers that last year, which is great news for fans of this very popular fall fishery.