Hood River Chinook Fishing Regulations Set
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has set regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River. It will be open for adult hatchery Chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls. The catch limit is two adult hatchery salmon per day, and five hatchery jack salmon per day. All wild Chinook salmon must be released unharmed. Fishery managers are predicting a relatively strong return of nearly 1,200 hatchery fish for the Hood River, which is slightly less than last year’s strong return. There will not be a spring salmon season on the Deschutes River this year due to predicted poor returns of both hatchery and wild fish.