Oregon Opens Fall Chinook Fishing For Lower Snake-Hells Canyon; Numbers Passing Lower Granite Expected To Be Half Of Average, Sockeye Return Still Dismal

As of Aug. 24, Oregon will open the river from the Oregon and Washington border up to the Idaho Power dam for a fall chinook run that is anticipated to be 349,700 fish at the Columbia River mouth, which is 47 percent of the 10-year average (2009-2018) of 737,720 adult fall chinook. Still, the forecast is higher than the 2018 actual return of 293,424.

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