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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 30, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Summer steelhead catch in the Lower Columbia is an all-time record since at least 1969

While the Lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam summer steelhead catch has started to wane in recent days this was definitely one for the record books.

The estimated 13,000 hatchery summer steelhead kept so far this month (through Aug. 28) is an all-time record not just for August, but any month since at least 1969.

Last month was the previous record at 8,549 fish!

The 21,800 steelhead handled (kept and released) is also a new record (previous record 15,934 kept/released in July 2009).

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