Outdoors

Lake Wenatchee sockeye season closes

LAKE WENATCHEE -- One of Washington state's most popular sockeye salmon fisheries is drawing to a close.

State fishery managers decided to end the first recreational sockeye season in four years on Lake Wenatchee an hour after sunset Friday.

By the state's count, about 3,000 sockeye have been caught since the fishery opened Aug. 6.

Jeffrey Korth, a regional fish program manager, says keeping the season open through the weekend could result in overfishing.

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