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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Everett ramp — Feb. 4: 40 boats with 88 anglers caught seven chinook.

Edmonds Marina — Feb. 3: Six boats with nine anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 4: Nine boats with 12 anglers caught one chinook.

Dagmar’s Landing, Everett — Feb. 4: Three boats with five anglers caught one chinook.

Kingston ramp — Feb. 1: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 3: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Feb. 4: 15 boats with 32 anglers caught four chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina — Jan. 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 1: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 3: Four boats with seven anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 4: Nine boats with 17 anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 5: Two boats with four anglers caught two chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Feb. 3: Six boats with 13 anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 4: 12 boats with 26 anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 5: Seven boats with 16 anglers caught five chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Feb. 3: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 4: 12 boats with 23 anglers caught one chinook and 21 kelp greenling.

Swinomish Channel ramp — Feb. 3: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — Feb. 1: One boat with three anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 3: Four boats with nine anglers caught no fish; Feb. 4: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Feb. 1: Four boats with five anglers caught one chinook; Feb. 3: 14 boats with 25 anglers caught no fish; Feb. 4: 31 boats with 61 anglers caught three chinook and six kelp greenling; Feb. 5: 12 boats with 27 anglers caught six chinook.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Feb. 3: Eight boats with 18 anglers caught one chinook; Feb. 4: 15 boats with 26 anglers caught one chinook and eight flounder.

Mats Mats Bay ramp — Feb. 3: One boat with three anglers caught one chinook; Feb. 5: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — Feb. 1: Four boats with seven anglers caught three chinook; Feb. 2: Five boats with nine anglers caught three chinook; Feb. 3: 10 boats with 18 anglers caught four chinook; Feb. 4: 13 boats with 27 anglers caught nine chinook; Feb. 5: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Pleasant Harbor Marina ramp, Hood Canal — Feb. 5: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish.

Salsbury County ramp, Hood Canal — Jan. 1: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Feb. 2: One boat with one angler caught no fish; Feb. 4: Three boats with seven anglers caught two chinook.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Feb. 1: Nine boats with 13 anglers caught two chinook and 12 herring; Feb. 2: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught no fish; Feb. 3: 19 boats with 26 anglers caught four chinook, 24 herring and 24 flounder; Feb. 4: 30 boats with 52 anglers caught four chinook; Feb. 5: 11 boats with 23 anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — Feb. 1-2: Eight bank anglers and six boat anglers caught two steelhead and released three for 52.0 total hours fished; Feb. 3-5: One bank angler and 45 boat anglers caught 13 steelhead and 35 for 302.5 total hours fished.

Calawah River — Feb. 1-2: Six bank anglers and two boat anglers caught no fish for 49.0 total hours fished; Feb. 3-5: 14 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 20 for 86.0 total hours fished.

Sol Duc River — Feb. 1-2: 13 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers caught 19 steelhead and released 85 for 210.0 total hours fished; Feb. 3-5: 25 bank anglers and 88 boat anglers caught 32 steelhead and released 127 for 708.5 total hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Feb. 1-2: 15 bank anglers caught one steelhead for 62.5 total hours fished; Feb. 3-5: 55 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers released three steelhead and three bull trout for 329.0 total hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary — Feb. 1-2: Two boat anglers released one bull trout for 16.0 total hours fished; Feb. 3-5: 27 bank anglers and 43 boat anglers released 26 steelhead, four bull trout and one white fish for 284.0 total hours fished.

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

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