<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>96 Columbia Stretch will Close to Summer-run Chinook, Staff, Statesman Journal</TITLE> </HEAD> <body bgcolor="FFFFFF" text="000000" link="0000FF" vlink="FF0000" alink="0000FF"> <basefont face="Arial, Tahoma, Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000033"> <TABLE border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <TR align="left" valign="top"> <td><small> <A href="https://sgi25.netservers.net/bluefish.org/thefilm.htm">the film</A><br> <A href="forum.htm">forum</A><br> <A href="library.htm">library</A><br> <A href="tutorial.htm">tutorial</A><br> <A href="contact.htm">contact</A> </small></td> <TD> <A href='ecologic.htm'><img src='images/ecologic.gif' border='0' width='110' height='110' align='center' alt=''Ecology and salmon related articles'></a> <TD> <CENTER><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica" COLOR="0000FF"> <strong><BIG><H2 align="center">Columbia Stretch will Close
to Summer-run Chinook</H2> </BIG></STRONG></FONT><FONT COLOR="FF0000">by Staff <BR>Statesman Journal, July 1, 2007</FONT></CENTER> </TABLE> <HR> <P align="left"> CLACKAMAS -- Fishing for summer-run Chinook salmon on the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upriver to Priest Rapids Dam closes at midnight Monday. <p> Fishing in that stretch of the river originally was scheduled to run through July 31. <p> "The recreational summer Chinook catch below Priest Rapids has exceeded the allocation set aside for this fishery" said John North, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fisheries manager. <p> The mainstem Columbia summer Chinook season from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam closed on schedule Saturday. <p> During the summer seasons, the Oregon daily bag limit for adult salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead is two fish in any combination. <p> Retention of nonadipose fin clipped Chinook (adults and jacks) is allowed. <p> Once the summer fishery closes, catch limits for Chinook jacks and steelhead remain in effect under permanent rules. <p> In a separate decision made jointly Thursday by Fish and Wildlife officials in Oregon and Washington, the estuary fishery for white sturgeon in the lower Columbia will stay open through the scheduled closing date of midnight Wednesday. <p> That decision was made despite the fact that keeping the season open that is predicted to overshoot the allowed catch of 16,274 sturgeon by about 10 percent. <p> <HR> <strong>Staff</strong><br> <A href=""> <I>Columbia Stretch will Close to Summer-run Chinook</I></a><BR> <strong>Statesman Journal</STRONG>, July 1, 2007 <HR> <P align="center"><CENTER> <BIG><strong>See what you can learn</STRONG></BIG><P> <A href="topic.htm">learn more on topics covered in the film</A><BR> <A href="https://sgi25.netservers.net/bluefish.org/video.htm">see the video</A><BR> <A href="script.htm">read the script</A><BR> <A href="songs.htm">learn the songs</A><BR> <A href="forum.htm">discussion forum</A><BR> <IMG src="salmon_swimming_md_wht.gif" width=150 height=70 alt="salmon animation"> </CENTER> </basefont> </body> </HTML>