First Coho Season in at Least 30 Years Opens Locally

October 06, 2011

    Anglers are celebrating

the first coho salmon fishing season on the Wenatchee and Methow rivers in at least 30 years. The season opened on

the Wenatchee, Methow, and Icicle Rivers yesterday and will run through the end of the month.

/>    At least 20,000 adult coho are expected to return this year above Rock Island Dam, more than

enough for spawning escapement and hatchery broodstock needs.
    Isaac Kaplan-Woolner called

the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to find out more.
    Selective gear rules and

a night closure will be in effect to help protect wild steelhead.


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