Kudo to Oregon for holding the line on barbless hooks on the Columbia.
At the Aug. 2 meeting in Salem, Ore, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission refused an agency request to make barbless hooks voluntary on the Columbia River for salmon and steelhead fisheries. The use of barbed hooks is allowed right now because of a temporary rule change, which will expire on Nov. 28.
At that point in time, Oregon will be at odds with Washington in regards to salmon fishing regulations on the Columbia River.
LINK (via: The Columbian)