The daily fishing limit for salmon on the mainstem Columbia River above the blue bridge in Pasco has been increased because of the strong sockeye salmon returns.
Sockeye are not an endangered species.
Anglers will be allowed to retain eight salmon, with up to six sockeye and up to two adult hatchery Chinook. Coho, wild adult Chinook and any sockeye with a colored anchor tag must be released.
The new limits are in effect until July 31 from the blue bridge to Priest Rapids Dam; until Aug. 31 from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam; until Oct. 15 from Wanapum Dam to Wells Dam; until Aug. 31 from Wells Dam to the Highway 173 Bridge in Brewster; and until Oct. 15 from the bridge in Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam.