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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM

State Fish and Wildlife boat ramp and creel checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Everett ramp — May 10: Nine boats with 21 anglers caught eight lingcod and two cabezon; May 11: 27 boats with 62 anglers caught 10 lingcod; May 12: 39 boats with 101 anglers caught 10 lingcod and three halibut; May 13: 22 boats with 48 anglers caught 12 lingcod, one cabezon and 20 flounder.

Mukilteo ramp — May 12: Seven boats with 17 anglers caught two lingcod and one cabezon.

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay — May 8: Four boats with eight anglers caught one lingcod; May 11: 11 boats with 23 anglers caught 13 flounder, one halibut and nine lingcod; May 13: Five boats with 10 anglers caught two lingcod.

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle — May 8: One boat with one angler caught one lingcod; May 12: 13 boats with 36 anglers caught eight lingcod; May 13: Six boats with 13 anglers caught two lingcod and five flounder.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham — May 7: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish; May 13: 12 boats with 32 anglers caught seven lingcod, two kelp greenling and three cabezon.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island — May 7: 11 boat with 19 anglers caught five lingcod and four kelp greenling; May 8: Seven boats with 11 anglers caught one lingcod, four kelp greenling and two flounder; May 11: 69 boats with 156 anglers caught 12 lingcod, 33 halibut and 18 kelp greenling; May 12: 67 boats with 166 anglers caught 14 lingcod, six kelp greenling and 30 halibut.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes — May 12: 30 boats with 80 anglers caught one halibut, 16 lingcod and two kelp greenling; May 13: Two boats with five anglers caught two kelp greenling.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina — May 11: 25 boats with 54 anglers caught four halibut and four lingcod.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles — May 10: 16 boats with 37 anglers caught 12 halibut and three kelp greenling; May 12: 115 boats with 256 anglers caught 74 halibut.

Port Angeles West ramp — May 10: 16 boats with 38 anglers caught 12 halibut.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu — May 10: Two boats with four anglers caught one lingcod and 12 rockfish.

Olson’s Resort, Sekiu — May 12: Two boats with three anglers caught one rockfish; May 13: Five boats with 14 anglers caught 28 rockfish, eight lingcod and three kelp greenling.

Freshwater Bay ramp — May 11: 25 boats with 50 anglers caught 12 halibut.

John Wayne Marina, Sequim — May 12: 73 boats with 175 anglers caught 37 halibut.

Narrows Marina — May 11: Three boats with five anglers caught one chinook and one herring; May 12: Four boats with six anglers caught no fish; May 13: Four boats with nine anglers caught one lingcod and 24 herring.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma — May 11: Three boats with four anglers caught four flounder.

Zittel’s Marina — May 12: Three boats with nine anglers caught two flounder.

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: Nine bank anglers caught no sturgeon; five boats with nine anglers released six sturgeon.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 37 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released 20; three boats with seven anglers released 13 sturgeon; six bank anglers caught four bass; two boats with four anglers caught two.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — Last week: Six bank anglers caught no sturgeon; nine boats with 15 anglers caught one sturgeon and released 15; four boats with six anglers caught two walleye; three bank anglers caught seven bass and released 15; five boats with nine anglers caught 20 bass and released 67.

Cowlitz River — Last week: 196 bank anglers caught 23 spring chinook and one steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead; 50 boat anglers caught 22 spring chinook and released one.

Kalama River — Last week: 64 bank anglers caught three spring chinook and five steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead; 37 boat anglers caught one spring chinook and five steelhead, and released one spring chinook and three steelhead.

Lewis River mainstem — Last week: 19 bank anglers caught no fish; 30 boat anglers caught one spring chinook.

Lewis River North Fork — Last week: 19 bank anglers and one boat angler caught no fish.

Washougal River — Last week: 39 bank anglers caught two steelhead and released one; five boat anglers released one steelhead.

Wind River mouth — Last week: One bank angler caught no fish; 1,285 boat anglers caught 457 spring chinook, and released 24 spring chinook, one steelhead and two sturgeon.

Wind River gorge — Last week: 11 bank anglers caught two spring chinook; two boat anglers caught no fish.

Drano Lake — Last week: 44 bank anglers caught 15 spring chinook; 273 boat anglers caught 67 spring chinook and released one.

Klickitat River — Last week: 62 bank anglers caught 24 spring chinook and one steelhead, and released one spring chinook and one steelhead.

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

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