The Columbia River will close to sockeye fishing upstream from the Washington and Oregon border upstream to Chief Joseph Dam after Friday.
The season is closing this week after the forecast for sockeye salmon was cut to just 100,000 from the preseason forecast of 200,000, according to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Friday also is the last day to fish for sockeye on the Wenatchee, Simikameen, Okanogan and Chelan rivers.
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