In this Jan. 25, 2006, file photo, fisherman Larry McBrom works along the Snake River shoreline below Hells Canyon Dam.

Anglers had to wait longer than they have in more than a decade, but they will again get the chance to hook a spring chinook salmon in the Snake River between Hells Canyon Dam and Dug Bar.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), which typically has opened the spring chinook season in late April, announced Tuesday afternoon, May 17, that the season had opened that day.

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