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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM

State Fish and Wildlife ramp and creel checks

Salmon and saltwater

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles – March 21: Eight boats with 15 anglers caught four chinook; March 22: Four boats with eight anglers caught three chinook; March 25: 17 boats with 33 anglers caught 12 chinook; March 26: 19 boats with 33 anglers caught two chinook; March 27: 29 boats with 55 anglers caught 17 chinook.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu – March 25: Two boats with five anglers caught three chinook; March 27: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp – March 21: Three boats with three anglers caught one chinook; March 25: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; March 26: Eight boats with 19 anglers caught one chinook; March 27: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught one chinook.

Edmonds Marina – March 21: Three boats with four anglers caught two chinook; March 25: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 27: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Kingston ramp – March 21: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 27: Two boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham – March 21: Five boats with 12 anglers caught no fish; March 22: One boat with three anglers caught three chinook; March 25: Two boats with three anglers caught two chinook; March 26: 12 boats with 26 anglers caught two chinook; March 27: 25 boats with 57 anglers caught 10 chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island – March 21: One boat with one angler caught one chinook; March 25: Six boats with 13 anglers caught no fish; March 27: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island – March 21: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 23: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 25: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Camano Island State Park ramp – March 22: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 24: Six boats with 10 anglers caught one chinook; March 27: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island – March 25: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 26: Six boats with 16 anglers caught nine kelp greenling; March 27: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes – March 21: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught no fish; March 25: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught no fish; March 26: 20 boats with 45 anglers caught seven chinook; March 27: 45 boats with 107 anglers caught two chinook.

Point Defiance Park ramp, Tacoma – March 21: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook; March 22: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 23: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook; March 25: 11 boats with 15 anglers caught no fish; March 27: Six boats with 10 anglers caught one chinook.

Narrows Properties Park Pier – March 21: Two anglers caught no fish.

Salsbury County Park, Hood Canal – March 21: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal – March 25: Two boats with three anglers caught two chinook; March 27: Seven boats with 14 anglers caught seven chinook.

Pleasant Harbor ramp, Hood Canal – March 26: Four boats with nine anglers caught one chinook.

Zittels Marina near Olympia – March 27: Two boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam – Last week: 851 bank anglers caught four spring chinook and 11 steelhead, and released two spring chinook and six steelhead; 1,327 boats with 3,116 anglers caught 257 spring chinook, one sturgeon and five steelhead, and released 73 spring chinook and four steelhead; 10 bank anglers caught one sturgeon; 23 boats with 58 anglers caught 11 sturgeon and released 68.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool – Last week: 24 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released three; eight boats with 18 anglers released 26 sturgeon; 35 bank anglers caught two steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead; one bank angler caught no walleye; 36 boats with 83 anglers caught 107 walleye and released 18; foru boats with eight anglers caught no bass.

Columbia River in John Day Pool: Last week: 86 bank anglers caught three sturgeon and released six; 34 boats with 81 anglers caught 18 sturgeon and released 31; 14 bank anglers caught one steelhead; 63 boats with 131 anglers caught 34 walleye and released 27.

Cowlitz River – No report on angling success. Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 284 winter-run steelhead and one spring chinook at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week Tacoma Power released 37 steelhead and one spring chinook in the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek, and released seven winter-run steelhead in the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,000 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 28. A flow increase to promote downstream migration of juvenile salmonid outmigrants in the Cowlitz River will occur during the week. Water visibility is four feet.

Kalama River – Last week: 26 bank anglers caught two steelhead and released three; four boat anglers kept one steelhead.

Lewis River – Last week: Seven bank anglers near the salmon hatchery caught no fish.

Bogachiel River – March 21-24: 14 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released 29.

Calawah River – March 21-24: Two boat anglers caught two steelhead and released three.

Sol Duc River: March 21-24: 19 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released 32.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s – March 21-24: 17 bank and 43 boat anglers caught two steelhead, and released 28 steelhead and three bull trout.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary – March 21-24: Four bank and 23 boat anglers released 22 steelhead.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.)

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