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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM

State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Edmonds Marina– March 26: One boat with two anglers caught four chinook.

Everett ramp — March 27: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook; March 30: Three boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; March 31: Three boats with seven anglers caught no fish; April 1: Seven boats with 14 anglers caught one chinook.

John Wayne Marina, Sequim –April 1: One boat with three anglers caught no fish.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp — March 31: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — March 26: 15 boats with 28 anglers caught 18 chinook; March 28: Eight boats with 12 anglers caught four chinook; March 29: Three boats with four anglers caught two chinook; March 30: 10 boats with 19 anglers caught four chinook; March 31: Seven boats with 14 anglers caught four chinook.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — March 27: One boat with one angler caught two chinook; March 31: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught three chinook.

Camano Island State Park ramp — March 27: Five boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; March 31: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook.

Maple Grove ramp, Camano Island — March 30: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; March 31: One boat with five anglers caught no fish.

Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island — March 27: One boats with two anglers caught no fish; March 30: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 31: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — March 30: Four boats with eight anglers caught one chinook; March 31: 31 boats with 68 anglers caught eight chinook and on ekelp greenling; April 1: 29 boats with 63 anglers caught four chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — March 30: Two boats with five anglers caught one chinook; Nine boats with 25 anglers caught five chinook.

Point Defiance Park Boathouse and ramp, Tacoma — March 27: Three boats with three anglers caught no fish; March 30: Four boats with five anglers caught no fish; March 31: Six boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Hartstene Island ramp –April: One boat with two anglers caught one chinook.

Narrows Park Properties Pier — March 26: Three anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

Bogachiel/Quillayute River — March 23-25: Seven bank anglers and 75 boat anglers caught 20 steelhead and released 33 for a total of 526.0 hours fished; March 26-29: 14 boat anglers caught six steelhead and released 14 for a total of 88.0 hours fished.

Calawah River — March 23-25: Eight boat anglers caught four steelhead and released seven for a total of 35.0 hours fished.

Sol Duc River — March 23-25: Five bank anglers and 48 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and released 45 for a total of 367.5 hours fished; March 26-29: 17 boat anglers caught six steelhead and released 21 steelhead for a total of 106.0 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s — March 23-25: 73 bank anglers and 125 boat anglers caught 30 steelhead, and released 125 steelhead, three bull trout and two whitefish for a total of 1,049.0 hours fished; March 26-29: 15 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers caught five steelhead and released 15 steelhead and five whitefish for a total of 149.5 hours fished; March 30-31: Four bank anglers caught no fish for a total of 6.0 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary — March 23-25: 38 bank anglers and 63 boat anglers released 39 steelhead, six bull trout, one cutthroat trout and 31 whitefish for a total of 479.0 hours fished; March 26-29: Four bank anglers and 24 boat anglers released eight steelhead and one whitefish for a total of 140.0 hours fished; March 30-April 1Nine bank anglers and 10 boat anglers released three steelhead and five whitefish for a total of 109.5 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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