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Snake River salmon, steelhead fishing opens


September 3, 2020

ALMOTA—Sections of the Snake River are now open for fishermen to catch and keep fall Chinook salmon and steelhead.

The Chinook fishery opened Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will close Oct. 31, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said.

Chinook salmon may be caught and kept from the Burbank-Pasco railroad bridge near the mouth of the river to Lower Granite Dam, which connects Whitman and Garfield counties.

The fishery is being opened because of an expected healthy salmon run, officials said.

The 2020 fall Columbia River run is expected to top 233,400 salmon, with more than 18,150 headin...

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