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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River and tributary sample checks

Columbia River and tributaries

Lower Columbia River- Last week: 1,988 bank anglers caught 24 fall adult chinook, five fall jack chinook and 511 steelhead, and released four fall jack chinook, 324 steelhead and one sockeye; 313 boats with 720 anglers caught 34 fall adult chinook, seven fall jack chinook and 180 steelhead, and released 136 steelhead; three bank anglers released one sturgeon; five boats with 14 anglers released eight sturgeon; 10 boats with 16 anglers caught nine walleye and released six.

Cowlitz River – Last week: 43 bank anglers caught five steelhead and two cutthroat trout, and released two steelhead; 36 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and one cutthroat trout.

Kalama River – Last week: 13 bank anglers caught one steelhead.

North Fork Lewis River – Last week: 19 bank anglers caught four steelhead.

Lewis River mainstem – Last week: Five bank anglers caught one steelhead.

Wind River mouth – Last week: Two boat anglers caught no fish.

White Salmon River – Last week: 15 bank anglers caught one steelhead.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool – Last week: 51 boat anglers caught 60 steelhead and released 51.

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