Columbia River spring fishery season to reopen above Bonneville Dam.

Action: Reopens spring fishery on the mainstem Columbia River above Bonneville Dam.

Effective date: Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Species affected: Spring chinook, steelhead.

Reason for action: Reopens the 2019 spring salmon season in the Columbia River consistent with the Joint State Action of May 8, 2019. Catch balance remains available to provide additional fishing opportunity.

Location: Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to the Oregon-Washington border plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines (except for those waters closed under permanent regulations).

Additional information: Daily limit is 6 adipose-fin-clipped salmonids, including no more than 2 adults, of which no more than 1 may be an adult chinook. Release all wild chinook and wild steelhead. Minimum salmon size is 12 inches. Barbless hooks are required and anglers must have a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement.

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Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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