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Sport fishing now allowed on Nisqually River

The Nisqually River has reopened to sport fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last week.
The Nisqually River has reopened to sport fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last week. Olympian file photo

The Nisqually River has reopened to sport fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last week.

The river is open from the mouth up to the military tank crossing bridge located 1 mile upstream from the mouth of Muck Creek. It will remain open through the end of January.

The opening was initially delayed because of a slow return of chum salmon, but recent surveys have shown that the chum spawning goal has been met on the Nisqually and its tributaries.

Anglers are allowed to keep up to six salmon per day, including up to two adults. Other game fish, such as wild chinook salmon and steelhead, must be released. The Nisqually Tribe also will resume their fishery.

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