Outdoors

Elk River anglers: radio-tagged fish must be released unharmed

A WILD ELK RIVER FALL CHINOOK IS OUTFITTED WITH A RADIO TAG. Photo provided/Austin Huff

Elk River anglers are reminded to release unharmed any radio-tagged fall chinook salmon caught. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a research project tagging up to 100 hatchery and wild fall chinook below Elk River Hatchery.
Radio tags can often be mistaken for leaders as only the antenna is visible protruding from the fish's mouth. ODFW encourages anglers to check carefully as it is illegal to harvest these fish.
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