Gillnetters to fish on Wednesday night
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ten hours of gillnetting in the lower Columbia River will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The Columbia River Compact on Tuesday adopted a season allowing the commercial fleet to fish from Beacon Rock downstream to the mouth of the river at Buoy No. 10.
Biologist John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the commercials are expected to catch 2,200 chinook, 2,500 coho and 400 white sturgeon.