The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi79° Sunny

Tonight

Lo53° Clear

Monday

Hi83° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi80° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo50° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi79° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo47° Mostly Cloudy

Where are the behemoths in the Columbia River’s record run of chinook salmon?

Send to Kindle
Print This

The fall chinook that return to the free-flowing Hanford Reach of the Columbia River are renown for including a few gargantuan survivors in the 50- to 60-pound range.

Some anglers say they’re seeing fewer of the giant fish being caught in the Vernita area and they wonder if the trophies are being targeted by downstream commercial gillnet fisheries.

Ron Roler, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia River policy coordinator, said it’s largely a matter of percentages.

“In reality, yes,…

View my options or Sign in