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With spring salmon season closed, can I still fish catch-and-release for salmon?


You can't fish for salmon in areas closed to salmon fishing-not even catch and release. You can fish for other species that are open for fishing in waters that have salmon. But if you unintentionally hook a salmon it must be released immediately. If you fish with salmon gear in a closed area, conservation officers may think you are fishing for salmon and cite you for it.