News: First known hatchery spring chinook salmon landed Thursday in Willamette River
The year's first known spring chinook salmon was caught Thursday afternoon by Mark MacMillan of Portland as he was taking his boat to a moorage at Waverly Marina in Sellwood.
MacMillan launched at noon and decided to make a couple of trolling passes before mooring his sled.
He quickly got a bite and lost a fish, so tried a couple more passes and landed a 12-14 pound hatchery salmon.
MacMillan caught the fish on a green-label sized herring.