Posts Tagged ‘Chinook salmon’

Chinook Salmon Run Exceeds Expectations

Friday, May 21st, 2010

folding fillet knife
Good news for anglers in the Columbia River area: Biologists in both Oregon and Washington have determined that the spring run of chinook this year will be much higher than previously anticipated. The original estimate used to set the spring chinook season was 282,000 as of February. A revised run prediction now has the count at 350,000. This increase came as a relief to biologists, who have seen inaccurate spring chinook predictions the past few years.

Unfortunately, the increase in chinook isn’t enough to reopen sport fishing in the area. Both states agree that sport fishing should remain closed until the number of chinook reaches at least 380,000. There are still a number of weeks left to count fish at Bonneville Dam, however, and reaching that number isn’t out of the question.

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Volunteers Needed for Fin-Clipping Program

Friday, April 9th, 2010
Tillamook Anglers

Tillamook Anglers

Fans of the Tillamook Bay spring fishery, take note: The Tillamook Anglers need your help! This Saturday, April 10, they’re looking for a few hundred volunteers to help clip adipose fins for roughly 100,000 Chinook salmon before they are released into nearby Tillamook-area rivers.

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