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Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2019-20


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says 2019-20 salmon fisheries have been set and anglers can expect a “mixed bag.” The Department expects a robust coho return on the Columbia River but expects depleted chinook and steelhead runs.

This year’s fisheries were designed to take advantage of a higher number of coho salmon forecast to return to Washington’s waters as compared to recent years, according to Kyle Adicks, salmon policy lead for the WDFW.

On the Columbia River, summer salmon fishery will be closed to summer chinook (including jacks) and sockeye retention due to l...

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