Snake River spring Chinook fishery change

Snake River

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Closes spring Chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River. 

Effective date: May 12, 2021. 

Species affected: Chinook salmon.  

Location: Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River 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). 

Reason for action: Based on in-season creel estimates through May 11, the harvest allocation has been utilized for the season. 

Additional information: This rule closes all spring Chinook fishing in the Snake River. 

Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District 3 Fish Biologist, 509-382-1005.

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