Action: Klickitat River anglers will be able to fish Sunday in addition to the Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday weekly schedule.
Species affected: Chinook and steelhead
Effective dates: April 1 through May 31, 2009
Location: Klickitat River from mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge (located about 3 miles upstream from the mouth).
Daily limits: Daily limit is one hatchery Chinook or hatchery steelhead. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.
Reason for action: This year, 2,000 spring chinook are expected to return to the Klickitat River, twice the size of last year’s actual return. After consulting with the Yakama Indian Nation an extra weekend day of sport fishing was added. This will allow anglers more time to target surplus hatchery spring Chinook returning to the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.