Tribes fish Skagit River spring chinook

Swinomish tribal members Mike Cladoosby, left, and Kevin Day fish the Skagit River during a one-day spring chinook fishery

The Swinomish and Upper Skagit tribes are having a limited fishery on Skagit River spring chinook. Each tribe is fishing for three 24-hour openings.

“My dad will be 77 years old this year, and he’s still hand-pulling nets,” said fisherman and Swinomish Chairman Brian Cladoosby, referring to his father, Mike. “He’s still exercising his treaty rights.”

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