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Chinook salmon make their way upstream in the lower Tuolumne River in California's Central Valley. The fish's fall runs in many areas have had their ups and downs, to put it mildly, but this year's fall run on the Snake River is so rich the river's full length will open for fishing.

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Huge chinook run expected in Snake River

The river is expected to be open on its entire length to fishing next month.

WALLA WALLA -- If predictions pan out, salmon fishermen may soon be in hog heaven.Wildlife officials are expecting the largest return of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia and Snake rivers in years. The large return should allow fishing along the entire


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