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Snake River opens for fall Chinook harvest on Aug. 18

The Snake River will be open for harvest of fall Chinook salmon starting Friday Aug. 18 through Oct. 31.

About 260,000 adults were forecasted to return up the Columbia River with a significant number returning to the Snake River, according to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The daily harvest limit is six hatchery fall Chinook adults, which have their adipose fin clipped, that are at least 24 inches long and six jack fall Chinook that are either clipped or unclipped.

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