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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Kingston ramp — Feb. 26: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish.

Everett ramp — Feb. 25: Two boats with four anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 26: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught no fish.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Feb. 21: Four boats with six anglers caught no fish; Feb. 25: Nine boats with 19 anglers caught four chinook; Feb. 26: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught two chinook.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — Feb. 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — Feb. 21: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; Feb. 25: One boat with two anglers caught two chinook; Feb. 26: Three boats with five anglers caught two chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — Feb. 26: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — Feb. 26: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Feb. 21: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 25: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; Feb. 26: 10 boats with 18 anglers caught two chinook.

Freshwater Bay ramp — Feb. 24: One boat with two anglers caught two chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — Feb. 21: Six boats with eight anglers caught three chinook; Feb. 24: 15 boats with 25 anglers caught 13 chinook; Feb. 26: One boat with three anglers caught no fish.

John Wayne Marine, Sequim — Feb. 26: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — Feb. 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 26: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — Feb. 21: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook; Feb. 24: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 25: One boat with four anglers caught no fish; Feb. 26: Three boats with seven anglers caught two chinook.

Salsbury County Park ramp, Hood Canal — Feb. 26: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — Feb. 25: Five anglers caught one coho.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Feb. 22: One boat with three anglers caught no fish; Feb. 25: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; Feb. 26: Five boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — Feb. 21-23: Eight bank anglers caught one steelhead and released three for a total of 34.0 hours fished; Feb. 24-26: Seven bank anglers and 16 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released four for a total of 93.0 hours fished.

Calawah River — Feb. 21-23: Four boat anglers caught three steelhead and released four for a total of 17.0 hours fished; Feb. 24-26: Two bank anglers and 21 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 12 for a total of 107.5 hours fished.

Sol Duc River — Feb. 21-23: 33 boat anglers caught seven steelhead and released 34 for a total of 216.0 hours fished; Feb. 24-26: 20 bank anglers and 63 boat anglers caught 30 steelhead and released 86 for a total of 526.5 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Feb. 24-26: Three anglers caught no fish for a total of 5.0 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Barlow’s to Olympic National Park Boundary — Feb. 24-26: 10 bank anglers and six boat anglers released six steelhead for a total of 74.5 hours fished.

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 203 bank anglers caught no fish; 136 boats with 291 anglers caught two spring chinook and released three; 48 bank anglers caught five sturgeon and released 36; 46 boats with 117 anglers caught five sturgeon and released 120; one boat with one angler caught no walleye.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 16 bank anglers released two sturgeon; one boat with two anglers caught no sturgeon; eight bank anglers released two steelhead; two boats with four anglers caught no fish; two bank anglers caught no walleye; two boats with three anglers caught no walleye.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — Last week: 22 bank anglers caught three sturgeon and released eight; 11 boats with 25 anglers caught one sturgeon and released six; one bank angler caught no steelhead; three boats with 10 anglers caught one steelhead; 13 boats with 28 anglers caught 14 walleye and released two.

Cowlitz River — Last week: two boats with six anglers caught three steelhead; four bank caught no fish.

Klineline Pond — Last week: 63 bank anglers caught 102 rainbow trout and released three.

Washougal River — Last week: Seven boat anglers caught one hatchery and relased five steelhead; 16 bank anglers released seven steelhead.

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

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