Outlook Improves for Spring Chinookby Eric Barker
Lewiston Tribune, May 6, 2015
Managers increase forecast return for Columbia River and its tributaries, boosting local harvest shares
Salmon managers have bumped up their prediction for the 2015 return of spring chinook to the Columbia River and its tributaries, but it was not enough to save one of the four fishing sections on the Snake River in Washington.
Jeremy Trump, district fisheries biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at Dayton, said the three-day-a-week fishing season near Ice Harbor Dam will not reopen following its normal hiatus that started today. Fishing near Little Goose Dam will open one more time, Thursday through Saturday, and seasons near Lower Granite Dam and Clarkston will continue on their same three-day-per-week schedule until further notice. The lower Granite area is open Sundays through Tuesdays, and the Clarkston area is open Thursdays through Saturdays.
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