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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater and freshwater checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Don Armeni ramp in West Seattle — Dec. 18: 15 boats with 32 anglers caught one chinoook, one chum and 11 flounder.

Shilshole Bay ramp — Dec. 18: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp — Dec. 13: Two boats with six anglers caught no fish; Dec. 17: 26 boats with 52 anglers caught one chinook and 13 flounder; Dec. 18: 11 boats with 20 anglers caught seven flounder.

Kingston ramp — Dec. 17: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught five chinook.

Manchester ramp — Dec. 12: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Dec. 12: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Dec. 18: Nine boats with 22 anglers caught six chinook; Dec. 18: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Dec. 12: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Dec. 15: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Dec. 17: 12 boats with 24 anglers caught no fish; Dec. 18: 14 boats with 24 anglers caught one chinook.

Oak Harbor Marina, Whidbey Island — Dec. 17: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Dec. 12: Four boats with six anglers caught one chinook; Dec. 16: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught seven chinook; Dec. 17: 22 boats with 41 anglers caught 11 chinook; Dec. 18: 10 boats with 20 anglers caught four chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Dec. 12: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Dec. 17: Three boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; Dec. 18: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Swinomish Channel ramp — Dec. 16: One boat with one angler caught one chinook; Dec. 17: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Dec. 12: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish; Dec. 13: Four boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Perry Creek estuary — Dec. 12: Two bank anglers caught no fish.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — Dec. 13: Three bank anglers caught no fish; Dec. 14: Eight bank anglers caught no fish.

Narrows Marina — Dec. 17: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Salsbury County Park, Hood Canal — Dec. 17: One boat with two anglers caught two chinook.

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 11 bank anglers caught one steelhead; two boats with four anglers caught one steelhead and released two; 12 bank anglers released one sturgeon; five boats with seven anglers caught no sturgeon.

Cowlitz River — Last week: 110 bank anglers caught 26 steelhead and 15 cutthroat trout, and released two coho, one steelhead and nine cutthroat trout; 60 boat anglers caught 47 steelhead and released four.

Kalama River — Last week: 34 bank anglers caught one steelhead, and released one coho and four steelhead; two boat anglers caught no fish.

Lewis River mainstem — Last week: 15 bank anglers caught four steelhead.

Lewis River North Fork — Last week: 37 bank anglers caught 16 steelhead; six boat anglers released one chinook.

Bogachiel-Quillayute River — Dec. 16-18: 15 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers caught 89 steelhead and released 15, and one illegally wild steelhead kept.

Calawah River — Dec. 16-18: Two bank anglers caught one steelhead and released one.

Sol Duc River — Dec. 16-18: Two bank anglers and three boat anglers caught two steelhead and relased four steelhead and one cutthroat trout.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Dec. 16-18: 73 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers caught 101 steelhead and released 17 steelhead, 24 bull trout, two whitefish and five wild coho, and one illegally wild steelhead kept.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary — Dec. 16-18: six bank anglers and one boat angler released one whitefish.

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

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