Two dates set for river sport fishersThe Columbia River Compact decided Monday to designate two days during which fishing for sockeye, adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon, shad and sturgeon can take place between the mouth of the Columbia and the Longview Bridge.

Fishing will be allowed on Wednesday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on July 2 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Non-adipose fin-clipped chinook salmon and steelhead must be released, however.

Halibut closure details announcedIn addition, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to close recreational fishing for Pacific Halibut north of Leadbetter Point and south of Queets River at the end of the day July 3. Biologists have projected that the quota for that area will be met by that date. Fishing for halibut will still be allowed in Ilwaco, Wash.

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