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The seasons for in-river and ocean salmon fisheries were set during the Pacific Fisheries Marine Council meetings recently held in Portland. The meetings, which ran from April 6 through 11, were part of the North of Falcon Process.

Columbia River

fall salmon

Buoy Ten to Tongue point: Aug 1-24, one fish bag limit-either one Chinook, non-marked selective, or one fin-clipped hatchery coho, or one fin-clipped hatchery steelhead per day.

Starting August 25 anglers can keep two fin-clipped hatchery coho or steelhead per day.

Tongue Point to Lewis River: Aug 1 to Sept 2 with a 1 salmonid per day limit.

Lewis River to Bonneville Dam: Aug 1 to Sept 14 with a 1 salmonid per day limit.

Ocean Seasons

Queets River to Leadbetter Point (Westport Subarea): July 1 through earlier of September 3 or 15,540 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 13,100 Chinook.

Open five days per week (Sun-Thurs). Two salmon per day limit, no more than one of which may be a Chinook. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip.

The Grays Harbor Control Zone closed beginning August 13.

Leadbetter Point to Cape Falcon (Columbia River Subarea): June 23 through earlier of September 3 or 21,000 marked coho subarea quota with a subarea guideline of 8,000 Chinook.

Open 7 days per week. Two salmon per day limit, no more than one of which can be a Chinook. All coho must be marked with a healed adipose fin clip.

For all recreational fisheries north of Cape Falcon: In-season management may be used to sustain season length and keep harvest within the overall Chinook and coho recreational quotas for north of Cape Falcon. Anglers should always check for regulation changes before fishing.

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