Plenty of opportunities for fall chinook fishing on long stretch of Columbia River

More fall fishing opportunities have started to ramp up, and a roughly 325-mile stretch of the Columbia River has been the main focus for chinook salmon so far.



“There is a pretty good catch of fall chinook just above the Warrior Rock boundary off Bachelor Island (on the Lower Columbia),” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “It is not the time just yet to give up on fishing.” While state fisheries officials have downgraded the adult chinook return from a preseason forecast of 960,200 to an updated estimate of 860,300, it still remains a strong outlook.

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