2016 Chetco River bubble fishery split in half

Chetco River - Brookings, OR (Curry County)

by Kenny Priest

The Chetco River fall Chinook State Waters Terminal Area Recreational Season will be halved and split over two weekends in 2016. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission reduced the targeted commercial and recreational catch of Chetco-bound Chinook amid concerns of low salmon returns this year. The recreational season will be Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-9 so more anglers can take advantage of the weekend dates. The fishable area is within three nautical miles of shore between Twin Rocks and the Oregon/California border. The bag limit is two Chinook per angler per day, but no more than one non fin-clipped Chinook per day. Minimum length is 24 inches and the terminal tackle is limited to no more than two single point barbless hooks. For more information, visit dfw.state.or.us/mrp/salmon/Regulations/docs/2016_Chetco_State_Waters.pdf

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