Sockeye fishing closes on upper Columbia River

Sockeye salmon

Sockeye salmon

— Sockeye salmon fishing closed just after midnight July 8 in the upper Columbia River and tributaries.

Areas affected include:

• Columbia River from the Washington/Oregon border upstream to Chief Joseph Dam

• Wenatchee River

• Similkameen River

• Okanogan River

• Chelan River

Reason for action: A revised sockeye salmon forecast of approximately 100,000 for the Columbia River is half of the pre-season forecast of 200,000 fish...

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