Columbia chinook bring flavor of spring

By Lou Brancaccio, Columbian Editor



Spring chinook, arguably the best-tasting of all salmon, is still running … and selling. Some area fishmongers have priced fillets as high as $28 a pound.

Jo Fish of the Yakama Nation sold spring chinook — whole — at around $8 a pound Friday near the Bridge of the Gods about 40 miles east of Vancouver down Highway 14. He said he expects the spring chinook run to go for another few weeks. One caution: Like chinook runs, Fish’s days and hours at his roadside stand are variable; his prices depend on availability and demand.

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