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11 days of spring Chinook fishing added below Bonneville Dam, May 25-June 4

May 24, 2023

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon added 11 recreational fishing days (Thursday, May 25-Sunday, June 4) to the ongoing spring Chinook fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam during a joint state hearing today.

Adult Chinook passage at Bonneville Dam through May 23 totals 99,585 fish, which is 100 percent of the 10-year (2013-22) average cumulative count for this date and is well ahead of the recent 5-year (2018-22) average for this date.

Fishery biologists with the U.S. v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) are now expecting the upriver spring Chinook return to be 153,000 adults compared to the pre-season forecast of 198,600 adults.