Columbia River Fish Report for 7-16-2021
Mid-Columbia (Hanford Reach) and Upper Columbia River salmon fishery update
by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Action: Closes retention of sockeye salmon.
Effective date: Monday, July 19, 2021.
Species affected: Sockeye salmon.
Location: Columbia River, from I-182 Bridge at Richland to Chief Joseph Dam.
Reason for action: Recreational anglers are expected to harvest the in-season sockeye salmon catch quota by the end of Sunday, July 18, 2021. The sockeye catch quota was originally 10,900 fish based on a pre-season run size estimate of 155,600. In early July, the U.S. v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) downgraded the run size to 149,600, decreasing the allowable catch quota to approximately 7,500 fish.
Additional information: Summer Chinook salmon fishing remains open in the Hanford Reach and above Priest Rapids Dam as detailed in the 2021-22 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (https://www.eregulations.com/washington/fishing/).
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Effective date: July 17 through August 31, 2021. Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Location: Baker Lake (Whatcom Co): Catch record card code: 825. Rule: Daily limit...... Read More
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