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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 27, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Lower Columbia estuary sturgeon fishery producing some legal sturgeon

Private and charter boat anglers at the ports of Chinook and Ilwaco in the Lower Columbia River estuary were catching some legal-size sturgeon, and if you caught a fish, there’s about a 40-percent chance it will be legal-size.

Ports of Chinook/Ilwaco – May 14-21: Seven private boats with 16 anglers caught three sturgeon and released three; four charter boats with 20 anglers caught four sturgeon and released eight.

Knappton/Deep River ramp – May 14-21: Two boats with four anglers caught no sturgeon.

Chinook/Knappton ramp – May 14-21: Five bank anglers caught no sturgeon.

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