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Wind River chinook limit cut due to expected low salmon return in 2013


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reduced the daily limit of chinook salmon and steelhead from two to one fish in order to provide enough fish to meet Carson National Fish Hatchery escapement goals. The change is one of several actions taken by WDFW to deal with low numbers of salmon expected to return to the Columbia River in 2013.

In addition to the reduced limit, the lower river season will be delayed two weeks until April 1 and two poles will not be allowed. The upper portions of Wind River, from 400 feet below Shipherd Falls, upstream, including tributaries are closed to all fishing until further notice. Night closure of the river will be in effect from April 1 through June 30.


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