Wednesday April 6, 2022

Central Oregon Daily News

The Deschutes River will not have a spring Chinook season this year, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). 

They announced the cancellation Tuesday, citing poor returns of both hatchery and wild fish. 

Hood River’s adult hatchery Chinook season runs from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and also from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls in the West Fork. 

The catch limit there is one adult hatchery salmon and five hatchery jack salmon per day, and all wild Chinook salmon must be released unharmed. 

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