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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 11, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Fairly good catches of sturgeon occurring in Lower Columbia River

Here is the latest sturgeon fishing report from the Lower Columbia River estuary:

Private boat anglers averaged a legal kept/released per every 6.2 rods while charter boat anglers averaged one kept per every 3.3 rods.

One bank angler had kept a legal. Overall, If an angler catches a white sturgeon, there was better than a one in four chance it would be a keeper.

Port of Chinook/Ilwaco – Last week: 45 private boats with 116 anglers caught eight legal-sized sturgeon and released 35; five charter boats with 33 anglers caught nine legal-sized sturgeon and released 30.

Knappton/Deep River – Last week: 16 private boats with 44 anglers caught 17 legal-sized sturgeon and released 28.

Chinook/Knappton – Last week: Two bank anglers caughe one legal-sizsed sturgeon.

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