June 21, 2009
by Rocky Barker
TROUTDALE, Ore. — Jack Glass slips the net under a 25-pound spring chinook salmon just inside the "dead line" that separates the Sandy River from the Columbia.
This invisible line, marked with a sign on the shore, designates where fishing for salmon is legal this time of the year. Oregon Fish and Wildlife authorities closed the season early for salmon on the Columbia because the returns have not been as high as expected. Read more of "Has the salmon debate changed?"