Daily Limit Increased for Hatchery Spring Chinook at Drano Lake

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Daily Limit Increased for Hatchery Spring Chinook at Drano LakeAction:  Up to six hatchery spring chinook may be retained. Up to 4 may be adult chinook.  

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Effective dates:  May 26 through June 30, 2012  

Location: Drano Lake downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Daily limits: The salmonid daily limit will be six fish.  Up to 4 may be adults of which no more than 2 may be hatchery steelhead.  Release wild chinook.  Release all trout other than hatchery steelhead. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

Other information: Night closures, bank only fishing area near the outlet, and Wednesday closures will remain in effect.  Anglers may fish with two poles with a Two Pole Endorsement.         

Reason for action:  As of May 22, a total of 2,171 adult spring chinook had entered Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery escapement goal is 1,000 fish. Surplus hatchery fish, including jacks, are available for harvest.

The Wednesday closures through June are necessary for the Yakama tribal fisheries scheduled to occur on those dates.