STATES OFFER ANOTHER CHANCE FOR COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING CHINOOK!

Photo courtesy of Buddy Dupell of Columbia River Fishin Adventures


ODFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
2019 Mainstem Columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery Downstream of Bonneville Dam
Season: Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st 2 Retention Days

Area: Warrior Rock line upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank) plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Angling for and retention of steelhead, salmon, and shad is prohibited from the Warrior Rock line downstream to Buoy 10.

Legal downstream boundary defined as: A line projected from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore to red USCG buoy #4, then to the piling dolphin on the lower end of Bachelor Island (Warrior Rock line).

Legal upstream boat boundary defined as: A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse One) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.

Daily  Bag Limit:

Two adult salmonids (Chinook or steelhead) per day, but only one may be a Chinook.
Only hatchery fish may be kept.
Shad may also be retained. All other permanent regulations apply.

Future Meetings

• A Joint State hearing via teleconference to discuss the recreational spring Chinook downstream of Bonneville Dam is scheduled for Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 2PM.

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