Outdoors blog: 4/8 spring chinook

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Columbia River Compact decision from Monday:

The gillnetters will fish from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the lower Columbia River from Beacon Rock downstream to the coast. There will be a limit of nine hatchery chinook per vessel. The limit is the first nine hatchery fish retained. No additional drifts may be conducted once the chinook limit is reached.

Sport fishing is closed on Tuesday, then open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. An extension beyond Friday almost certainly is not coming. The Willamette River is getting muddy and is expected to have less than 2 feet of visibility by Friday.