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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Local fishing 2019 update


January 24, 2019

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Jan. 16 announced effective on that date through March 31, the daily limit of hatchery steelhead caught on the Snake River has been reduced from three to one.

Hatchery steelhead are identified by their clipped adipose fins on the lower back. Steelhead with those fins left unclipped are to be released immediately.

The catch limit reduction is due to concerns for the run returns being lower than expected and how they impact the wild fish.

“We’re making sure we’re not negatively impacting the wildlife in the river,” said Jeremy Trump, biologis...

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