John Day River to open for spring chinook fishing
Monday, May 21, 2012
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) -- Starting Wednesday, anglers will be able to fish for spring chinook salmon in the John Day River for the first time in 36 years.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday that a 20-mile stretch of the river near Kimberly will open for spring chinook beginning Wednesday and running through Sunday, June 3.
The opening of the season marks a milestone in the rebound of wild spring chinook populations in the John Day.
The river will be open from the Longview Ranch's Johnson Creek Division bridge upstream to the mouth of Rattlesnake Creek.
The daily bag limit is two adult chinook salmon and five jack salmon.