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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Klickitat River steelhead bill enters state legislature


A new bill introduced to the Washington State Legislature regarding steelhead fisheries along the Klickitat River has some locals worried.

Senate Bill 5302, which would establish pilot projects for destination steelhead fisheries on the Olympic Peninsula and Klickitat River, was introduced last Thursday and is scheduled for public hearing on Thursday.

Sponsored by Sens. Kevin Van De Wege (D), Curtis King (R) and Kevin Ranker (D), SB 5302 would establish two pilot projects along the Olympic Peninsula and Klickitat River, modeled on successful recreational steelhead management programs in other states and countries. Under the two pilot projects, these areas will be recognized as destinati...

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