Fishing season opens

Boats congregate on the Columbia River just downstream from the mouth of the Entiat River on Tuesday morning. It was opening day for summer chinook salmon fishing. The fishery was opened because of a surplus of hatchery fish, according to Chad Jackson, state Department of Fish and Wildlife fish program manager. The state also wants to remove some summer chinook in the Entiat River to prevent them from competing for spawning ground with spring chinook.