The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
at a special Commission meeting May 25, moved to reopen the Willamette
River to spring chinook fishing May 27, saying that the actual return of
the popular salmon is greater than originally expected by about 7,500 fish.
“The 1999 run will be the largest
in six years, said Steve King, ODFW Salmon Fishery Manager. We originally
estimated this year’s run at 46,500 and are now upgrading the forecast
to 54,000.
He said the 1996 run of 35,000 fish
was a

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