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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
By Dave Graybill
We had a better than expected return of summer run salmon the upper Columbia River this year. We had a great sockeye fishery on Lake Wenatchee. The same is true for our fall run. It is bigger than expected and they are still showing up on the Hanford Reach. Here’s another piece of good news for upper Columbia River anglers: There are significant number of coho making their way into the region this year, and anglers are able to add coho to their catches starting October 1st. In addition to two adult Chinook that may be kept from Priest Rapids Dam to the Rock Island Dam, anglers can also keep two coho. From Rock Island Dam to Rocky Reach Dam anglers can keep two adult Chinook and two coho. Wild Chinook must be released in this stretch of the river. Also opening on October 1st to coho salmon fishing is the Icicle River. Anglers can keep two coho through November 30th. Please read the official news releases on these fisheries to be sure you get all the details. The good news for salmon fishing this season just keeps on coming!