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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

UPDATED: State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Kingston ramp — March 2: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 3: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Everett ramp — March 2: One boat with three anglers caught one chinook; March 3: Four boats with eight anglers caught no fish; March 4: 16 boats with 30 anglers caught two chinook.

Camano Island State Park ramp — Feb. 28: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 2: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook; March 3: Six boats with nine anglers caught two chinook.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — March 3: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — March 2: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 3: Six boats with 16 anglers caught five chinook; March 4: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — March 2: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 3: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — March 3: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook and 10 kelp greenling.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — Feb. 28: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; March 2: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook; March 4: 19 boats with 37 anglers caught two chinook.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — March 3: Four boats with 11 anglers caught 11 chinook; March 4: Five boats with 15 anglers caught 15 chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — Feb. 27: Eight boats with 14 anglers caught four chinook; Feb. 28: 11 boats with 17 anglers caught five chinook; March 1: Five boats with seven anglers caught two chinook; March 2: 14 boats with 22 anglers caught 13 chinook; March 4: 31 boats with 61 anglers caught 10 chinook.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — March 3: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 4: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Pleasant Harbor ramp, Hood Canal — March 3: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught two chinook.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — Feb. 27: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook; March 2: Three boats with eight anglers caught two chinook; March 4: 15 boats with 28 anglers caught three chinook.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — Feb. 27: Six anglers caught one coho.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — Feb. 28: Seven boats with eight anglers caught one chinook and one flounder; March 2: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 3: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 4: Three boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Gig Harbor ramp — March 3: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina near Olympia — March 4: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

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Rivers and lakes

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — Feb. 27-29: One bank angler with 29 boat anglers caught seven steelhead and released four for a total of 166.0 hours fished; March 2-4: 10 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers caught 11 steelhead and released 34 for a total of 449.5 hours fished.

Calawah River — Feb. 27-29: One bank angler and 12 boat anglers caught seven steelhead and released 10; March 2-4: Two bank anglers and 17 boat anglers caught six steelhead and released 21 for a total of 106.5 hours fished.

Sol Duc River — Feb. 27-29: One bank angler and 49 boat anglers caught 25 steelhead and released 64 for a total of 358.0 hours fished; March 2-4: Five bank anglers and 63 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and released 55 for a total of 492.0 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — Feb. 27 and March 1: 21 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers caught three steelhead, and released four steelhead, three whitefish and two bull trout for a total of 179.5 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Barlow’s to Olympic National Park Boundary — Feb. 27 and March 1: 18 bank anglers and 41 boat anglers released 13 steelhead, 12 whitefish and one bull trout for a total of 336.0 hours fished.

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 195 bank anglers released one steelhead; 182 boats with 370 anglers caught 19 spring chinook and two steelhead, and released two spring chinook; 27 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; 14 boats with 38 anglers caught five sturgeon and released 68.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 28 bank anglers released one sturgeon; three boat with five anglers released eight sturgeon; 11 bank anglers caught no steelhead; two bank anglers caught no walleye; eight boats with 17 anglers caught nine walleye.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — Last week: 62 bank anglers released three sturgeon; 38 boats with 95 anglers caught five sturgeon and released 15; 11 bank anglers caught no steelhead; two boats with two anglers caught no steelhead; 52 boats with 104 anglers caught 47 walleye and released six.

Washougal River — Last week: 17 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 17; 39 bank released four steelhead. River closes on March 15 for steelhead fishing.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period. Photos courtesy of Tony Floor and Hot Plug’s Salmon Derby.)

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