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They are still sticking to their predictions!!!!

Acting on predictions of strong returns of hatchery spring chinook, state fishery managers set a two-fish daily catch limit for Wind River and Drano Lake, both of which will open for salmon fishing March 16.
The two-fish daily limit will also be in effect on the White Salmon River, where salmon fishing opens on a daily basis April 1.

In all those waters, anglers may keep two spring chinook, two steelhead or one of each. As in past seasons, wild salmon or wild steelhead with an intact adipose fin must be released except on the upper Wind River where any chinook may be retained.

The two-fish daily limits reflect fishery managers' confidence in this year's spring chinook run to area rivers, said Pat Frazier, regional fish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
An expected return of 36,800 fish to Drano Lake this year would shatter the previous record of 20,600 fish in 2002, Frazier said.

In addition, up to 10,000 spring chinook are predicted to enter the Wind River, more than double last year's return. Last year, a downturn in run projections prompted WDFW to reduce the limit to one fish on the lower river and close the upper river to all fishing.
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