(By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter)

Fishing is open downstream of the Interstate-5 and will be available March 1st through April 7th from Interstate-5 to Beacon Rock for boaters and upstream to Bonneville Dam for bank anglers, with the exception of March 25th and April 1st for commercial fishing only. Read more about the fish to come below.

The fishing seasons were set on Wednesday, but the waiting continues — another six weeks or so — until a projected 308,000 spring chinook salmon enter the Columbia River and head upstream to an angling armada.
The forecast is improved from last year and at this point it appears the river flow will be good for sport fishing in March and April,” said Guy Norman, regional director the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Happy Fishing Very Soon!

SRC: The Columbian for entire article.

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