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Fishery Managers Reopen Columbia River Chinook Season in Oregon & Washington

CLACKAMAS, Ore.  – Better than expected returns of Columbia River chinook salmon prompted fishery managers from Oregon and Washington to reopen the season below Bonneville dam starting Saturday. Effective Saturday, Sept. 20 until Dec. 31, 2008 or further notice, anglers will be permitted to keep chinook salmon caught between the…


Oregon Sport Anglers May Keep Two Halibut

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, anglers may keep two Pacific halibut each day in the sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. However, the all-depth halibut fishery will be closed on Friday, Sept. 12.  “We had some challenging ocean conditions this year that…


Oregon Daily Marine Fish Bag Limit Back Up to Six

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Sept. 7 ocean sport anglers may go back to catching six marine fish a day inside the 40 fathom line. The marine fish daily bag limit was changed from six fish to five on July 7 after catch projections caused fishery managers concern that the fishery…


Most Areas of Puget Sound Closing to Crabbing; Sport Crabbers Must File Catch Report

OLYMPIA – Recreational crab fishing will close for a catch assessment in eight areas of Puget Sound at sunset on Labor Day, after which everyone licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Sept. 15 to report their summer’s catch. Licensed sport crabbers must submit summer catch…


Fishing Seasons For Summer Chinook, Steelhead Set to Open on Portions of the Columbia River

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anglers will once again have a chance to catch chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead on large areas of the Columbia River, some of which have been closed to fishing for both species for the past month. Starting Monday (June 16), the sport fishery for summer chinook salmon…


Yellow Perch Bag Limit Reduced For Lake Erie’s Western Basin

Twenty-five fish daily limit takes effect July 1 in waters west of Huron COLUMBUS, OH – Lake Erie anglers fishing in Ohio waters west of Huron are reminded that the 30-fish daily bag limit for yellow perch is reduced to 25 fish, effective July 1. The reduction, approved by the…


Situk River King Salmon Sport Fishery to Start With Non Retention For Large Kings in 2008

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that any king salmon landed in the Situk River that is 20 inches or greater in length must be immediately released beginning at 12:01a.m., Monday, June 9. The bag limit for king salmon less than 20 inches in length is 10…


New Jersey’s Priceless Resource – Studying the Delaware River

INTRODUCTION – HISTORY OF FISHERIES SURVEYS An estuary is defined as a semi-enclosed body of water in which freshwater mixes with salt water. Estuaries are one of the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth. They serve as nursery areas, spawning and feeding grounds, and migratory routes for many recreational and…


Idaho’s Chinook Salmon Forecast Scaled Back

Idaho fish managers have scaled back their estimates of the numbers of Chinook salmon expected to return this spring and summer, but they still expect enough fish to provide excellent fishing opportunities. “We’re still going to have a robust season,” Idaho Fish and Game fisheries head Ed Schriever told Fish…


Spring Chinook fisheries will close Sunday on sections of Snake, Columbia rivers

OLYMPIA – Chinook salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Sunday (May 11) on sections of the Snake and mid-Columbia rivers originally scheduled to remain open through mid-June, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. With returns of spring chinook salmon falling short of…