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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Southwest Washington creel checks

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 743 bank anglers caught nine spring chinook and eight steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead; 955 boats with 2,197 anglers caught 125 spring chinook and nine steelhead, and released 25 spring chinook and three steelhead and one other fish; 20 bank anglers caught no sturgeon; 19 boats with 46 anglers caught one sturgeon and released 22.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 60 bank anglers released nine sturgeon; 14 boats with 30 anglers released 32 sturgeon; 19 bank anglers released four steelhead; one boat with two anglers released nine steelhead; four bank anglers caught no walleye; 27 boats with 60 anglers caught 97 walleye and released three; one bank angler caught no bass.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — Last week: 100 bank anglers caught eight sturgeon and released 23 sturgeon; 17 boats with 38 anglers released caught two sturgeon and released 18; 17 bank anglers caught no steelhead; 33 boats with 56 anglers caught 22 walleye and released 13; two boats with three anglers released six bass.

Cowlitz River – Last week: 93 bank anglers caught one spring chinook and 12 steelhead, and released two steelhead; 50 boat anglers caught five spring chinook and 19 steelhead, and released three steelhead.

Kalama River – Last week: 14 bank anglers caught four steelhead, and released six.

Lewis River mainstem – Last week: Two bank anglers and one boat angler caught no fish.

North Fork Lewis River – Last week: 11 bank anglers caught no fish.

Klineline Pond – Last week: 32 bank anglers kept two brown trout.

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