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Despite a mud-choked Willamette River, Tony Meyers of Portland found decent bass-fishing water in the Ross Island Lagoon Tuesday and went casting for smallmouth bass. Just 10 minutes into his solo trip a hatchery spring chinook salmon struck his bass plug. He spent nearly 20 minutes fighting the fish on six-pound test leader. Photo by Tony Meyers

Anglers will get another shot at a better-than-expected spring chinook salmon run on the Columbia River.