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I lost a fish early in the day, should have tied a new leader before fishing,…
Low projections for Chinook returns to Columbia are reducing harvest figures.
He turned a crank that funneled a mix of hatchery and wild fish from a holding pen into the cage. The fish were corralled in the river by a wall of netting, stretched across a network of pilings that reach out about 30 yards from the bank. Now, they were swimming around him — so close he could pick out the hatchery fish one by one.
by Cassandra Profit OPB Jan. 16, 2019
By Joel Connelly, SeattlePI
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with salmon and steelhead on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, ruling that federal agencies must spill water over dams so young fish can migrate downstream to the Pacific Ocean.
The 9th Circuit ruling means that the "Fish Flush" will begin April 3 for dams on the Snake River, and April 10 for dams on the Columbia River.