Harvest of jack salmon

jamisonace
jamisonace
Question regarding harvest of jack salmon.

I’ve never bothered keeping jacks because they’re small and tend to not cut well. However, I recently caught a decent sized jack coho that was clipped so I took it home and it cut very nicely. Since last Friday I’ve caught 15 jacks, all released and mostly wild.

Question is: Is retention of wild jack coho legal?

Some of these jacks are pushing 20” and shaped like footballs. I’m tempted to take a few if it’s legal. I just don’t see the answer in the regs.

Help is appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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rogerdodger
rogerdodger
Nope. Well, almost everywhere it is nope.

Siltcoos and Tahkenitch lakes (and possibly Ten Mile) are the only places I am aware of where any wild coho can currently be retained (1 adult and 1 jack per day to a max of 5 adults for the year).
 
jamisonace
jamisonace
Thanks Roger...thats what I thought but two people asked why I wasn't keeping them so I figured I better find out.
 
S
Snopro
Above the HR bridge on the Columbia is another location where unclipped coho retention is legal.
 
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