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Columbia steelhead bag cut to one fish above McNary Dam

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Sport fishermen may only retain one hatchery steelhead upstream of McNary Dam, effective Sept. 15 – Dec. 31, under rules adopted by Columbia River fishery managers.

The one steelhead bag limit, originally scheduled to begin Nov. 1 upstream of McNary Dam, will be implemented earlier to aid passage of wild steelhead destined for the upper Columbia, which are tracking behind expectations this year.

Reduced bag limits in downstream Columbia River fisheries began Aug. 1 downstream of Bonneville Dam and Sept. 1 between Bonneville and McNary dams.

For more details about this and other in-season rule changes, please visit ODFW’s on-line Regulation Update Page and click on Columbia Zone updates.