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November 12, 1998
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Washougal River opens for hatchery coho fishing
VANCOUVER--Portions of the Washougal River open to sport fishing for
hatchery coho salmon at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow (Nov. 13), the Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife announced.
Hatchery coho have no adipose fins (located on the back just forward of the tail).
The Washougal is opening from the mouth upstream to the Salmon Falls Bridge
until further notice. The daily limit is six coho, of which two may be adults. Adult coho
are 20 inches or longer. The minimum size is 12 inches.
Wild coho, which have adipose fins, as well as chinook and chum, must be
In other news, Lester Dorris, Jr., of Shoreline, established a state spearfishing
record for vermillion rockfish.
Dorris speared a 13.5-pound fish on Aug. 22 in Neah Bay.