The agency says that hatchery kings will be open for retention from Warrior Rock, at the mouth of the Lewis, downstream to the Tongue Point-Rocky Point line near Astoria Sept. 10-16.
That water was otherwise scheduled to be closed for kings between the 10th and 30th to reduce impacts on wild Lewis River Chinook.
Daily limit is two salmonids, hatchery kings, coho and steelhead only, and only one Chinook.
ODFW says that staffers will monitor the fishery to figure out what sort of impact it has on the run.
When WDFW came out with their version of the above news, they included this caveat: “Additional information: This 7-day mark-selective fishery for hatchery chinook will occur only if the Endangered Species Act (ESA) impacts set aside for this retention period remain available and are not used in prior fisheries.”
Both states also announced that sturgeon fishing in The Dalles Pool will be reduced to three days a week, Thurs.-Sat., starting Aug. 5, to try and extend the season deeper into summer.
There are 140 fish available for retention; 160 of the 300-sturgeon quota have already been caught.