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Friday, September 3, 2021
By Dave Graybill
The most exciting fishery in our region is about to kick into gear. It’s the fall salmon run on the Hanford Reach. This year over 130,000 Chinook are expected to return to this stretch of the Reach, and enough coho salmon to allow anglers to keep them as part of your daily limit. The limit is six fish, of which two may be adult salmon. Both hatchery and wild fish may be retained. Anglers have the option to use barbed hooks this year. Fishing is slow here right now, but over 16,000 fall Chinook passed over Bonneville Dam on Monday. There will be in our area very soon. If you aren’t geared up, better get at it. Also, if you aren’t a subscriber to my free E-Letter you will want to sign up right away. I will be dedicating much of the Fall issue to how and where to fish for fall kings on the Reach. I will include detailed descriptions of the tackle to use and maps of the different sections that hold good numbers of fish. To sign up for the free E-Letter, go to my web site and click on the button at the top left hand side of the page.
This old photo is of me with my first king taken at Vernita in the Hanford Reach. No wonder I am excited about the coming season!