State ups catch limit for summer chinook troll fishery

Southeast trollers will be able to target about 23,000 more chinook salmon than last year in the upcoming summer troll opener, the Department of Fish and Game announced last week.

All told, 106,900 treaty kings are allotted to the initial summer troll opener, along with 3,300 hatchery chinooks for a total of 110,200 fish.

“For the July target, it’s just about 23,000 more than what we were targeting last year, so that’s a fair amount of fish. … That alone, translating into a summer catch rate of 10,000 fish a day, roughly would be four or five more days of fishing,” said state troll management...


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