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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

September 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife weekly sport fishery updates

OREGON AND WASHINGTON DEPARTMENTS OF FISH AND WILDLIFE JOINT STAFF REPORT: FALL FACTSHEET #7

Weekly Fishery Update

(All inseason data is preliminary)

September 7, 2011

Buoy 10 Recreational Salmon (Buoy 10 to Tongue Pt./Rocky Pt.)

Aug. 1-7: 1,049 anglers trips with 58 chinook kept and 16 released, and two coho kept and four released.

Aug. 8-14: 3,502 with 548 and 42, and 33 and 79.

Aug. 15-21: 12,283 with 4,415 and 735, and 1,103 and 2,084.

Aug. 22-28: 19,648 with 5,717 and 1,161, and 2,422 and 3,513.

Aug. 29-Sept. 4: 5,280 with chinook retention closed and 1,536, and 1,154 and 1,352.

Totals: 41,762 with 10,738 and 3,490, and 4,714 and 7,032.

(Preseason kept catch expectations include 10,950 adult chinook and 7,000 adult coho. Chinook retention is scheduled to reopen Oct. 1. The fishery remains open to adipose fin-clipped coho and adipose fin-clipped steelhead.)

Mainstem Columbia River Recreational Salmon (Tongue Pt./Rocky Pt. to Bonneville Dam)

Aug. 1-31: 77,832 angler trips with 7,491 chinook kept and 270 released, and 11,473 steelhead kept and 7,656 released, and 261 coho kept and 234 released.

Sept. 1-4: 16,391 with 4,799 and 267, and 157 and 100, and 290 and 155.

Totals: 94,223 with 12,290 and 537, and 11,630 and 7,756, and 551 and 389.

(Preseason kept catch expectations include 20,730 adult chinook and 1,000 adult coho.

Adult chinook retention closes effective Sept. 10 downstream of the Warrior Rock line, the area remains open to adipose fin-clipped coho and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. In the area upstream of the Warrior Rock line, Chinook retention remains open, and the daily bag limit increases to two adult chinook effective Sept. 10.)

Here is the news release state Fish and Wildlife sent out today (Tuesday, Sept. 13) updating chinook sport fishing seasons

in the Lower Columbia River.

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