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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Columbia River regional fish checks

Columbia River regional fish checks

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Last week: 642 bank anglers caught 39 adult spring chinook, three jack spring chinook and 15 steelhead, and released 27 adult spring chinook, one jack spring chinook and one steelhead; 71 boats with 162 anglers caught 19 adult spring chinook and five steelhead, and released one adult spring chinook and two steelhead; 10 bank anglers released one sturgeon; seven boats with 23 anglers caught five sturgeon and released 15; 182 bank anglers caught 659 shad and released 10.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Last week: 40 bank anglers released 32 sturgeon; three boats with six anglers released nine sturgeon; six boats with 16 anglers caught 43 walleye and released five; two bank anglers released five bass; one boat with one angler released 40 bass.

Cowlitz River — Last week: 129 bank anglers caught 28 spring chinook and two steelhead; 34 boat anglers caught five spring chinook and 11 steelhead.

Kalama River — Last week: 36 bank anglers caught two steelhead; two boat anglers caught no fish.

Lewis River mainstem — Last week: Seven bank anglers caught no fish; five boat anglers caught no fish.

Lewis River North Fork — Last week: Five bank anglers caught no fish; 12 boat anglers caught five spring chinook.

Washougal River — Last week: 63 bank anglers caught one steelhead; 29 boat anglers caught three steelhead, and released two steelhead and two cutthroat trout.

Wind River mouth — Last week: 534 boat anglers caught 94 spring chinook, and released 10 spring chinook, two steelhead and 11 sturgeon.

Wind River gorge — Last week: 15 bank anglers caught seven spring chinook; two boat anglers caught no fish.

Drano Lake — Last week: 13 bank anglers caught no fish; 207 boat anglers caught 44 spring chinook, and released two spring chinook.

Klickitat River — Last week: 74 bank anglers caught 21 spring chinook and three steelhead, and released five spring chinook.

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

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