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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

 

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing enthusiasts who enjoy catching salmon and steelhead from the Columbia River will be getting a polite request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife next year: “Please stop using barbs.”

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