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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 15, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Spring chinook catches improve in the past couple of days

According to Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Vancouver there was an uptick in spring chinook catches on the Lower Columbia River between I-205 downstream to Davis Bar just below I-5.

Through March 13, there have been an estimated 21,101 angler trips with 818 adult spring chinook kept and 204 released.

Of those 726 (89-percent) of the chinook kept were upriver origin based upon Visual Stock Identification (VSI). An estimated 9-percent of the 7,750 upriver catch guideline has been taken. There were also 77 steelhead kept and 201 released.

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