Salmon, steelhead season shut down on most of Columbia River

Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing effective Thursday, with the exception of the Hanford Reach.

The closure comes at the tail end of a challenging year on the Columbia that saw low returns for many salmon and steelhead runs, said Bill Tweit, special assistant with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in the emergency notice.

The department saw record low numbers of summer steelhead and poor ocean conditions.

Source: Salmon, steelhead season shut down on most of Columbia River | Tri-City Herald