From Vernita Bridge to Priest Rapids Dam (536)
Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14)
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14)
* June 16-July 31: night closure from upstream of the Megler-Astoria Bridge
* Aug. 1-Dec. 31: from Buoy 10 upstream except for anglers enrolled in the Pikeminnow Reward Program and targeting pikeminnow.
* (except STURGEON) - anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement
Columbia River sockeye and summer chinook fisheries
Action: Open sockeye fishery from HWY 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam
Effective date: Effective July 1 until further notice.
Species affected: Sockeye
Location: HWY 395 Bridge at Pasco to Priest Rapids Dam
Additional information: Daily limit 6, no more than 2 adults, no more than 1 adult hatchery Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and sockeye. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.
Reason for action: This action provides recreational angling opportunity based a runsize upgrade of sockeye passage at Bonneville Dam. Summer chinook is tracking below the pre-season forecast, and as a result much of the allocation sharing will likely shift upstream to above Priest Rapids Dam, thus retention below Bonneville Dam is closed.
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