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Poor salmon run prompts Hatchery closing
Poor returns of spring Chinook salmon, combined with low flows and potentially elevated water temperatures has prompted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to close the Trask River Hatchery Hole to all fishing through Oct. 15.
The Hatchery Hole is a popular section of the Trask River. The closure area extends 200 feet above and 900 feet below the confluence with Gold Creek at Trask Hatchery, approximately six miles southeast of Tillamook.
The closure is necessary to protect hatchery broodstock, which is needed to provide the next generation . . .