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By Ralph Patterson

Sure, give the fish a better chance

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Here we go again. The Washington Game Department has done it to us again.

Now we are going to have to change our hooks in the Klickitat River to barbless hooks so the fish we are trying to catch have a better chance of getting off. If they start clipping the fish so we cannot catch the ones that are not marked, then who knows just how many they really clip? I have heard it is a very low percentage. Now they are making us go to barbless hooks.

I would like to know where all the money that they get from selling all the fishing licenses goes. I would like to see them spend some of it to help out the fisherman for once, like cleaning out the mouth of the Klickitat River so we c...

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