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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM

State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — March 21: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Shilshole Bay ramp — March 25: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook.

Edmonds Marina — March 25: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish.

Kingston ramp — March 23: Seven boats with 14 anglers caught two chinook; March 25: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Everett ramp — March 21: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook; March 23: 10 boats with 19 anglers caught two chinook; March 25: 24 boats with 46 anglers caught two chinook.

Camano Island State Park ramp — March 19: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; March 21: Seven boats with nine anglers caught one chinook; March 23: 11 boats with 21 anglers caught one chinook; March 24: 20 boats with 36 anglers caught one chinook; March 25: 12 boats with 20 anglers caught one chinook.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — March 21: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 23: Three boats with six anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — March 21: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 23: Three boats with five anglers caught four chinook; March 24: Three boats with five anglers caught five chinook.

Oak Harbor Marina — March 25: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — March 21: One boat with one angler caught no fish; March 23: Four boats with nine anglers caught no fish; March 25: 11 boats with 20 anglers caught no fish.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — March 23: Six boats with 18 anglers caught two chinook; March 24: Seven boats with 15 anglers caught 10 chinook and two kelp greenling; March 25: 10 boats with 26 anglers caught six chinook.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — March 21: Four boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; March 23: 17 boats with 33 anglers caught 13 chinook; March 25: 23 boats with 48 anglers caught 10 chinook.

Freshwater Bay ramp — March 22: Six boats with 13 anglers caught seven chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — March 19: 12 boats with 19 anglers caught seven chinook; March 21: Six boats with 12 anglers caught seven chinook; March 22: 15 boats with 27 anglers caught 13 chinook; March 24: 24 boats with 48 anglers caught 12 chinook; March 25: 34 boats with 51 anglers caught 29 chinook.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — March 23: Five boats with 14 anglers caught 11 chinook; March 25: 12 boats with 31 anglers caught 27 chinook

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — March 21: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 23: Three boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 25: Five boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Misery Point ramp, Hood Canal — March 19: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 21: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 23: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish; March 25: Four boats with seven anglers caught three chinook.

Narrows Properties Park Pier — March 25: Two anglers caught no fish.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — March 21: Seven boats with eight anglers caught one chinook; March 23: 18 boats with 25 anglers caught no fish; March 24: Seven boats with 16 anglers caught one chinook; March 25: Five boats with 11 anglers caught no fish.

Gig Harbor ramp — March 22: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — March 16-18: 27 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers caught 10 steelhead and released 51 for a total of 298.5 hours fished; March 19-22: Three bank anglers and 39 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 31 for a total of 228.5 hours fished.

Calawah River — March 16-18: 17 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released 21 for a total of 88.0 hours fished; March 19-22: 11 bank anglers caught four steelhead and released 12 for a total of 56.0 hours fished.

Sol Duc River — March 16-18: Three bank anglers and 35 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and released 67 for a total of 387.0 hours fished; March 19-22: 36 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and released 87 for a total of 305.5 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — March 16-18: Seven bank anglers and two boat anglers released two steelhead for a total of 40.0 hours fished; March 19-22: 23 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers released 13 steelhead for a total of 172.5 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Barlow’s to Olympic National Park Boundary — March 16-18: Nine bank anglers and 13 boat anglers released two steelhead for a total of 86.0 hours fished; March 19-22: 18 bank anglers and 42 boat anglers released 36 steelhead for a total of 321.5 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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