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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 5, 2011 at 5:30 PM

State Fish and Wildlife marine ramp and Lower Columbia River checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu – June 27: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught three chinook, one coho, 19 rockfish, 11 kelp greenling and two lingcod; June 30: Eight boats with 17 anglers caught two coho, eight rockfish, 11 lingcod and one kelp greenling; July 1: 66 boats with 150 anglers caught 48 chinook, 26 coho, 39 pinks, eight rockfish and six kelp greenling; July 2: 54 boats with 128 anglers caught 42 chinook, 42 coho, 73 pinks, seven rockfish and one flounder; July 3: 78 boats with 189 anglers caught 50 chinoo, 40 coho, 72 pinks, five rockfish, one flounder and one kelp greenling.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu – July 1: 40 boats with 91 anglers caught 57 chinook, 29 coho and 11 pinks; July 2: 30 boats with 61 anglers caught 10 chinook, 16 coho, 24 pinks and one rockfish; July 3: 64 boats with 164 anglers caught 38 chinook, 40 coho, 40 pinks, one rockfish and three kelp greenling.

Freshwater Bay ramp – July 3: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught nine chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles – July 1: 58 boats with 111 anglers caught 78 chinook and one pink; July 2: 56 boats with 116 anglers caught 45 chinook and one coho; July 3: 24 boats with 44 anglers caught 16 chinook.

Port Angeles West ramp – July 2: 36 boats with 76 anglers caught 40 chinook; July 3: 10 boats with 25 anglers caught four chinook.

Everett ramp – July 1: 24 boats with 51 anglers caught two chinook and 61 flounder.

Shilshole Bay ramp – July 1: 21 boats with 38 anglers caught two coho and 67 flounder; July 2: 29 boats with 55 anglers caught six coho and 28 flounder.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island – July 1: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught nine chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham – July 2: 27 boats with 69 anglers caught 14 chinook; July 3: 15 boats with 47 anglers caught 14 chinook.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes – July 2: 28 boats with 61 anglers caught 16 chinook; July 3: 14 boats with 33 anglers caught nine chinook.

Redondo Beach ramp – June 27: Five boats with 10 anglers caught 33 flounder; July 2: 28 boats with 66 anglers caught no fish.

Port Orchard ramp – July 2: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Point Defiance Park Boathouse and ramp – June 27: 17 boats with 34 anglers caught 32 flounder; June 28: 45 boats with 72 anglers caught four chinook; June 29: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 1: 53 boats with 106 anglers caught one chinook and 51 flounder; July 2: 85 boats with 218 anglers caught two chinook and 59 flounder; July 3: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught one chinook.

Gig Harbor ramp – July 1: 13 boats with 24 anglers caught two flounder.

Solo Point ramp south Tacoma – July 2: Six boats with 13 anglers caught 25 flounder.

Narrows Marina – June 27: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; June 28: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; July 2: 19 boats with 35 anglers caught three chinook.

Luhr Beach ramp – June 27: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; July 3: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina near Olympia – July 2: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Saltwater State Park ramp, Hood Canal – July 3: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam – Last week: 875 bank anglers caught 27 chinook, 51 steelhead and 24 sockeye, and released 20 chinook, 23 steelhead and one sockeye; 146 boats with 343 anglers caught 35 chinook, 16 steelhead and one sockeye, and released 11 chinook, 12 steelhead and one sockeye; 25 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released four; 14 boats with 36 anglers caught eight sturgeon and released 49; 188 bank anglers caught 461 shad; four boats with seven anglers caught 26 shad.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period. Photo courtesy of Andy Holman whose family caught plenty of nice kings this past weekend in the San Juan Islands.)

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