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October 02, 2014
Contact: WDFW Region 5 Office, (360) 696-6211

Coho retention to increase at Buoy 10
on the Columbia River beginning Friday

OLYMPIA - Starting Friday, anglers will be allowed to retain up to three adult hatchery coho salmon as part of their daily limit at the Buoy 10 fishery near the mouth of the Columbia River.

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed to increase anglers' daily limit for hatchery coho on the stretch of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.

The change goes into effect Friday, Oct. 3, and continues through the end of the year, said Ron Roler, Columbia River Policy Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

"We've had an exceptional run of coho this year and wanted to give anglers the opportunity to keep an additional hatchery coho each day," Roler said.

Beginning Friday, anglers will be able to keep up to three adult salmon or hatchery steelhead daily but one of those fish must be a hatchery coho, which is marked with a clipped adipose fin. Anglers must release all wild coho.

For more information, check the fishing rule change at