Chinook Fishing to Open for One Day Only
STARBUCK, WA - Spring Chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River below Little Goose Dam will open for one day only on Friday, June 10, 2022, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has announced.
According to the WDFW, the decision to offer a one-day opener below Little Goose Dam was made after a review of Snake River harvest numbers and another small run size increase.
"The 2022 Columbia River return of upriver spring Chinook salmon is sufficiently abundant to allow for harvest opportunity on the Snake River based on WDFW Commission Policy C-3630," read the news release from the WDFW.
On Friday, June 10 only, Chinook salmon fishing will open below Little Goose Dam on the Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes both shores and the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility.
The daily limit of four (4) hatchery Chinook (min size 12 inches), of which two may be adults, applies. Night closure in effect. Anglers must stop fishing for salmon when the adult limit has been retained.
Adult Chinook are considered 24 inches or longer. The adipose fin clipped Chinook salmon that can be kept must have a healed scar at the location of the missing fin. All Chinook salmon with the adipose fin intact must be immediately released unharmed.
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