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Washington Closing Snake
River Chinook Fishery Today

by Rich Landers
Spokesman-Review, May 12, 2015

A small boat load of young anglers display their catch of Chinook salmon. FISHING -- The spring chinook fishery on the Snake River in the Lower Granite Dam and Clarkston areas closed for the season tonight, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department says. Here's the official announcement:

Action: Chinook salmon fishing to close on the Snake River.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Effective date: May 12, 2015, one hour after official sunset.


Reason for action: Based on the most current harvest estimates and anticipated harvest through Tuesday of this week, for the Lower Granite Dam area, the Snake harvest allocation will have been met.

Rich Landers
Washington Closing Snake River Chinook Fishery Today
Spokesman-Review, May 12, 2015

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