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State to end fishing camp at Vernita

VERNITA - If you like spending a week or more fishing for salmon and camping on the Columbia River adjacent to Vernita Bridge, your days are numbered.

On Monday, June 17, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced plans to limit the number of days fishermen can camp at the water-access area just upstream the bridge during fall salmon seasons in 2024 and 2025.

During the fall salmon season, fishermen will be allowed to camp a maximum of 14 days each of the next two years and will be restricted to specific camp areas, according to agency employees. Camping will be illegal outside of sal...

 

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