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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 17, 2012 at 4:32 PM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater and freshwater fish checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Shilshole Bay ramp — Jan. 14: Two boats with six anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Everett ramp — Jan. 13: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook; Jan. 14: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — Jan. 12: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Kingston ramp — Jan. 14: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Jan. 10: One boat with two anglers caught three chinook.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Jan. 10: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Jan. 12: Four boats with eight anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: Three boats with five anglers caught one chinook.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — Jan. 12: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — Jan. 12: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; Jan. 14: Three boats with eight anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Jan. 10: Four boats with seven anglers caught two chinook; Jan. 13: 15 boats with 23 anglers caught four chinook; Jan. 14: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish; Jan. 15: Five boats with 10 anglers caught four chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Jan. 13: Five boats with eight anglers caught six chinook; Jan. 14: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Swinomish Channel ramp — Jan. 14: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Point Defiance Park Pier, Tacoma — Jan. 11: Two anglers caught no fish; Jan. 14: Five anglers caught no fish.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — Jan. 10: Three anglers caught no fish; Jan. 11: Three anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Cowlitz River — Last week: Seven boat anglers kept four winter steelhead; and 15 bank anglers kept four winter steelhead.

Washougal River — Last week: 24 boat anglers kept four winter steelhead, and released three; and 94 bank anglers kept three winter steelhead and released five.

Lower Columbia River — Last week: 10 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; four boats with eight anglers released one sturgeon.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool — Last week: 47 bank anglers released four sturgeon; 25 boats with 69 anglers caught 18 sturgeon and released 201; two boats with three anglers caught no walleye.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 48 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released 12; 14 boats with 37 anglers released 20 sturgeon; 45 bank anglers caught two steelhead and released 10; one boat with three anglers caught one steelhead and released seven; one boat with two anglers caught no walleye.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — Last week: 36 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; 34 boats with 72 anglers caught three sturgeon and released eight sturgeon; four bank anglers released one steelhead; two boats with four anglers caught no walleye.

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — Jan. 9-12: 21 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers caught 18 steelhead and released seven for a total of 276.5 hours fished.

Calawah River — Jan. 9-12: Four boat anglers released two steelhead for a total of 23.0 hours fished.

Sol Duc River — Jan. 9-12: 10 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers caught 14 steelhead and released 33 for a total of 195.5 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Jan. 9-12: 15 bank anglers and three boat anglers caught one steelhead for a total of 48.5 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary — Jan. 9-12: Eight bank anglers caught no fish for a total of 20.0 hours fished.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period. Photo courtesy of Kevin Klein of Friday Harbor.)

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