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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 31, 2011 at 3:58 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 — Oct. 29: Four boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Oct. 30: 18 boats with 34 anglers caught one coho.

Shilshole Bay ramp — Oct. 27: Two boats with four anglers caught one coho; Oct. 29: Seven boats with 18 anglers caught no fish.

Manchester ramp — Oct. 29: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp — Oct. 24: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught no fish; Oct. 27: Five boats with eight anglers caught one chum; Oct. 29: 17 boats with 37 anglers caught one chum and six flounder; Oct. 30: Seven boats with 19 anglers caught one flounder.

Edmonds Marina — Oct. 24: Two boats with three anglers caught one coho.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Oct. 24: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; Oct. 28: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; Oct. 29: Four boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Oct. 29: Four boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Coupeville ramp — Oct. 29: One boat with six anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Oct. 29: Nine boats with 15 anglers caught five chinook; Oct. 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles (Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca is now closed for salmon fishing) — Oct. 24: Three boats with seven anglers caught two coho; Oct. 25: 17 boats with 34 anglers caught 41 coho and one chum; Oct. 27: Eight boats with 15 anglers caught three coho; Oct. 28: Six boats with 14 anglers caught three coho; Oct. 29: 12 boats with 22 anglers caught 10 coho and one chum; Oct. 30: Three boats with seven anglers caught four coho and one chum.

Port Angeles West ramp — Oct. 26: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught 14 coho; Oct. 27: 12 boats with 22 anglers caught 14 coho; Oct. 28: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Oct. 30: Two boats with four anglers caught two coho.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — Oct. 29: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Oct. 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Narrows Marina — Oct. 27: Two boats with three anglers caught two chinook; Oct. 29: Five boats with seven anglers caught three chinook.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Oct. 28: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Oct. 30: Two boats with four anglers caught one chum.

Boston Harbor Marina — Oct. 29: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina — Oct. 29: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Johns Creek estuary in Oakland Bay — Oct. 24: 12 bank anglers caught seven chum; Oct. 27: Four bank anglers caught no fish; Oct. 28: One bank angler caught no chum; Oct. 30: 10 bank anglers caught seven chum.

Kennedy Creek estuary in Totten Inlet — Oct. 26: 16 bank anglers caught two chum; Oct. 30: 50 bank anglers caught 27 chum.

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 53 bank anglers caught two chinook; 10 boats with 17 anglers caught one chinook; 167 bank anglers caught two sturgeon and released 17; 40 boats with 84 anglers caught seven sturgeon and released 101.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool — Last week: 65 boat anglers caught 25 coho and released one steelhead.

Cowlitz River — Last week: 246 bank anglers caught nine chinook, 24 coho and four steelhead, and released 29 chinook, 16 coho and one steelhead; 13 boat anglers caught one cutthroat trout.

Kalama River — Last week: 71 bank anglers caught two chinook, 30 coho and four steelhead, and released nine chinook, 13 coho and two steelhead; five boat anglers caught one steelhead and released one.

Lewis River mainstem — Last week: Four bank anglers caught no fish; six boat anglers caught two coho and released one.

Lewis River North Fork — last week: 122 bank anglers caught two chinook and six coho, and released one chinook, 12 coho and chum; 43 boat anglers caught 12 chinook and 16 coho, and released six chinook and 13 coho.

Klickitat River — Last week: Seven bank anglers caught two coho; five boat anglers caught two coho.

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

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