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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater boat ramp and Columbia River region fish checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Don Armeni ramp in West Seattle — Sept. 27: Nine boats with 14 anglers caught seven coho and one pink; Sept. 28: 23 boats with 39 anglers caught 18 coho; Sept. 29: 20 boats with 29 anglers caught 24 coho; Sept. 30: 20 boats with 32 anglers caught 37 coho; Oct. 1: 55 boats with 110 anglers caught three chinook and 31 coho.

Kingston ramp — Oct. 2: 24 boats with 48 anglers caught one chinook and 10 coho.

Shilshole Bay ramp — Sept. 27: Seven boats with 11 anglers caught seven coho; Sept. 29: 39 boats with 60 anglers caught 41 coho, one chum and one pink; Sept. 29: 39 boats with 60 anglers caught 41 coho, one chum and one pink; Oct. 1: 77 boats with 154 anglers caught four chinook and 36 coho; Oct. 2: 69 boats with 122 anglers caught one chinook, 27 coho and one pink.

Everett ramp — Sept. 27: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught 20 coho; Sept. 28: 52 boats with 93 anglers caught 109 coho; Sept. 29: 69 boats with 130 anglers caught 111 coho; Sept. 30: 62 boats with 114 anglers caught 96 coho; Oct. 1: 146 boats with 341 anglers caught 128 coho and one pink; Oct. 2: 146 boats with 302 anglers caught 130 coho and two pinks.

Blaine ramp — Sept. 26: Two boats with five anglers caught three coho and one pink; Sept. 28: Five boats with eight anglers caught one coho and one pink.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Sept. 27: One boat with four anglers caught one chinook; Sept. 28: One boat with six anglers caught two coho and three pinks; Sept. 29: Four boats with eight anglers caught two coho; Sept. 30: Three boats with 10 anglers caught one chinook and one coho; Oct. 1: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish; Oct. 2: 10 boats with 27 anglers caught six chinook, eight coho and two pinks.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Sept. 27: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; Sept. 30: Four boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; Oct. 1: Three boats with six anglers caught two chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Sept. 30: 18 boats with 31 anglers caught 14 coho; Oct. 1: 27 boats with 53 anglers caught one chinook and 16 coho; Oct. 2: 20 boats with 40 anglers caught 10 coho.

Griffin Bay ramp, San Juan Island — Sept. 30: Four boats with six anglers caught five coho; Oct. 1: Four boats with seven anglers caught three coho; Oct. 2: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook, two coho and one pink.

Snug Harbor ramp, San Juan Island — Oct. 1: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Swinomish Channel ramp — Sept. 30: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Oct. 2: Five boats with 15 anglers caught one coho.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu (Area 5 in western Strait of Juan de Fuca is now closed to salmon fishing) — Sept. 26: 71 boats with 171 anglers caught 150 coho and two pinks; Sept. 28: 75 boats with 183 anglers caught 155 coho, four pinks and three rockfish; Sept. 29: 80 boats with 192 anglers caught 138 coho, one pink, eight rockfish and 10 kelp greenling; Sept. 30: 78 boats with 182 anglers caught 219 coho, six rockfish, and 45 kelp greenling.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — Sept. 26: 42 boats with 100 anglers caught 104 coho; Sept. 29: 51 boats with 114 anglers caught 96 coho.

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu — Sept. 28: 27 boats with 78 anglers caught 55 coho.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — Sept. 27: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; Sept. 28: 17 boats with 33 anglers caught three coho; Sept. 29: 16 boats with 29 anglers caught nine coho; Oct. 1: 47 boats with 98 anglers caught five chinook, 131 coho and two pinks; Oct. 2: 47 boats with 97 anglers caught one chinook and 88 coho.

Port Angeles West ramp — Sept. 27: Five boats with 10 anglers caught seven coho; Sept. 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Oct. 2: 28 boats with 63 anglers caught 89 coho.

Quilcene Bay ramp, Hood Canal — Sept. 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Point Wilson shoreline near Port Townsend — Sept. 26: Two anglers caught no fish; Oct. 2: Seven anglers caught five coho and one pink.

Marrowstone Island shoreline — Sept. 27: Five anglers caught three coho; Oct. 2: 12 anglers caught seven coho.

Dash Point Park Pier — Sept. 29: 30 anglers caught two coho.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Sept. 26: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Sept. 28: 10 boats with 16 anglers caught one coho; Sept. 29: 15 boats with 21 anglers caught six coho; Sept. 30: Nine boats with 21 anglers caught two coho; Sept. 30: Seven boats with eight anglers caught two coho; Oct. 1: Nine boats with 20 anglers caught two coho.

Gig Harbor ramp — Sept. 29: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Sept. 30: Five boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Solo Point ramp south of Tacoma — Oct. 1: Two boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Zittels Marina — Sept. 26: One boat with two anglers caught two coho.

Luhr Beach ramp — Sept. 29: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; Oct. 1: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina — Sept. 28: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; Sept. 29: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; Oct. 2: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — last week: 90 bank anglers caught one coho and for steelhead; five boats with 11 anglers caught two chinook and released one; 224 bank anglers caught 53 sturgeon and released 92; three boats with seven anglers caught three sturgeon and released 11.

Cowlitz River — Last week: 33 bank anglers caught one chinook and three coho, and released two coho; 39 boat anglers caught two chinook, 11 coho and one steelhead, and released nine coho.

Lewis River mainstem — Last week: Six bank anglers caught no fish; four boat anglers caught one chinook.

Lewis River North Fork — Last week: 60 bank anglers released four chinook and one steelhead; 16 boat anglers caught five chinook and one coho, and released two chinook.

Klickitat River — Last week: Two bank anglers caught no fish.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool — Last week: 30 boat anglers caught four chinook and three coho, and released one steelhead.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.)

(Photo taken by Mark Harrison)

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