State officials unveil 2011 salmon forecasts for Columbia River, Pacific Ocean

Butch Smith of Ilwaco holds a chinook caught by Dan Freil of California at Buoy 10 just inside the mouth of the Columbia River. 

“Last year, fishing was good for chinook and fair for coho,” said Doug Milward, ocean salmon fishery manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “The number of salmon available for this summer’s ocean fishery is expected to be similar to last year, so anglers should see another good year.”

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