States to consider reopening salmon angling

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Washington and Oregon officials will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday via teleconference to consider sport and commercial fishing in the lower Columbia River and possibly tribal fishing in the Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day pools.

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee met Monday and determined the upper Columbia-Snake spring chinook run is tracking similar to the original forecast of 188,800 salmon.

With a run update, state officials are no longer bound by a 30 percent buffer to guard against forecasting error.

Salmon angling ended April 8 downstream of Bonneville Dam. Sunday was the final day of sport fishing in the Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day pools, plus in the McNary pool between McNary Dam and the state boundary.