Columbia River fisheries managers have set three commercial, non-Indian fishing periods for chinook, coho, shad and sturgeon. The 10-hour periods will be from 7 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, from 7 p.m. June 27 to 5 a.m. June 28, and 7 p.m. July 5 to 5 a.m. July 6.
The open area will be zones 1-5, from the mouth of the river to Bonnevile Dam, with the Grays River, Elokomin-A, Cowlitz River, Kalama-A, Lewis-A, Washougal and Sandy River sanctuaries in effect.
The season is for chinook, coho, shad and sturgeon, but a maximum of eight sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each vessel during each calendar week, and all sockeye and steelhead must be released immediately. For more rules and gear restrictions, call (503) 657-2000 ext. 391 or visit (www.dfw.state.or.us/OSCRP/CRM/main.html)