closure in order to protect broodstock fish destined for the basin’s hatcheries.
The areas covered by the closure include:
- Youngs Bay from the commercial fishing deadline at Battle Creek Slough upstream to YoungnmRiver Falls, and
- Klaskanine River from its confluence with Youngs River upstream to the Klaskanine Hatchery angling deadline on the North Fork and up to the first falls at approximately river mile 4.7 on the South Fork.
“Based on the poor returns so far this year, we are concerned about reaching hatchery broodstock needs,” he said. “We need to do what we can to make sure enough fish make it back to the hatcheries.”
The closures are in effect through Nov. 16.