Spring Chinook Fishing Closures
by Mark Yuasa
State Fish and Wildlife has announced that the spring chinook fishing season will close in two areas of the Snake River.
The Snake will close one hour after sunset on Saturday, June 27 below Little Goose from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as "the Wall" in front of the juvenile collection facility).
The Snake will also close one hour after sunset on Saturday, June 27 in the Clarkston area from the downstream edge of the large power lines crossing the Snake River (just upstream from West Evans Road on the south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles to the Washington state line (from the east levee of the Greenbelt boat launch in Clarkston northwest across the Snake River to the WA/ID boundary waters marker on the Whitman County shore).
A section of the Snake will close one hour after sunset on Tuesday, June 30 below Ice Harbor from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near Pasco upstream about 7 miles to the fishing restriction boundary below Ice Harbor Dam.
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