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Snake River open for chinook and steelhead Sept. 1

 


Starting Sept. 1, anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery fall chinook salmon as well as hatchery steelhead on the Snake River.

Predicting a strong return of upriver bright chinook salmon this year, state fishery managers have expanded the daily catch limit to include three adult hatchery chinook, plus three hatchery jack chinook under 24 inches in length.

Anglers may also catch and keep up to three hatchery steelhead, but must stop fishing for the day for both chinook and steelhead once they have taken their three-fish steelhead limit.

Barbless hooks are required, and any salmon or steelhead not marked as a hatchery fish by a clipped adipose fin must be released, along with any c...



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