No chinook or steelhead were harvested this past week in the John Day pool. An estimated nine wild chinook and 18 wild steelhead were caught and released.
Effort continues to be light but the numbers of steelhead anglers above McNary began picking up the last couple of days in July. There were an estimated 62 angler trips for the week.
State Fish and Wildlife staff interviewed nine anglers (four bank and five boat), 16-percent of the overall effort. For the fishery that began June 16, 27 adult hatchery summer chinook and 31 hatchery jacks were harvested.
State Fish and Wildlife staff also collected information from all other anglers. Walleye fishing continues to be excellent. Shad fishing has just about wrapped up for the summer.
Of those 41 boats with 81 anglers caught 84 walleye; two boat with three anglers caught and released three sturgeon; three boats with seven anglers caught 52 shad; and four boats with seven anglers caught three bass.