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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater and freshwater fish checks

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Salmon and saltwater

Eddie Vine ramp, Shilshole Bay – July 24: 33 boats with 61 anglers caught 13 chinook and three coho; July 25: 42 boats with 81 anglers caught 17 chinook, three coho and nine flounder; July 27: 56 boats with 111 anglers caught 19 chinook, five coho, one chum and 31 flounder; July 28: 105 boats with 220 anglers caught 31 chinook, 10 coho and 53 flounder; July 29: 88 boats with 116 anglers caught 17 chinook, 15 coho and 16 flounder.

Don Armeni ramp, West Seattle – July 27: 21 boats with 43 anglers caught eight chinook; July 28: 58 boats with 128 anglers caught nine chinook, four coho, 133 flounder and 11 dogfish.

Everett ramp – July 25: 47 boats with 91 anglers caught 19 chinook, one coho and 20 flounder; July 27: 60 boats with 123 anglers caught 17 chinook, two coho and 105 flounder; July 28: 122 boats with 269 anglers caught 35 chinook, four coho and 112 flounder.

Kingston ramp – July 27: 13 boats with 24 anglers caught three chinook and one coho; July 29: 54 boats with 111 anglers caught 12 chinook, nine coho and 12 flounder.

Mukilteo ramp – July 29: 48 boats with 110 anglers caught 13 chinook and 81 flounder.

Glenn Street ramp, Bellingham – July 23: One boat with one angler caught no fish; July 28: 15 boats with 32 anglers caught six chinook.

Cornet Bay ramp, North Whidbey Island -July 23: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 27: Four boats with seven anglers caught no fish; July 28: 13 boats with 29 anglers caught no fish; July 29: 15 boats with 38 anglers caught no fish.

Washington Park ramp, Anacortes – July 23: Three boats with six anglers caught one chinook; July 25: Six boats with 10 anglers caught three chinook; July 26: 15 boats with 28 anglers caught two chinook; July 27: 12 boats with 25 anglers caught no fish; July 28: 12 boats with 28 anglers caught one chinook and 24 kelp greenlings; July 29: Eight boats with 21 anglers caught two chinook.

Swinomish Channel ramp – July 24: One boat with two anglers caught no fish; July 27: Three boats with eight anglers caught no fish; July 28: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 29: Two boats with four anglers caught no fish.

Blaine ramp – July 28: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 29: Four boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Van Riper’s Resort, Sekiu – July 26: 21 boats with 47 anglers caught 10 chinook and five coho; July 27: 36 boats with 86 anglers caught 21 chinook and 21 coho; July 28: 52 boats with 129 anglers caught 34 chinook, 35 coho and five kelp greenling.

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Olson’s Resort, Sekiu – July 25: 95 boats with 236 anglers caught 58 chinook and 30 coho; July 26: 73 boats with 169 anglers caught 22 chinook, 28 coho, six rockfish and four kelp greenling; July 27: 69 boats with 158 anglers caught 33 chinook, 37 coho, 10 rockfish, three cabezon and three kelp greenling; July 28: 66 boats with 172 anglers caught 77 chinook and 37 coho; July 29: 71 boats with 281 anglers caught 101 chinook, 66 coho, one flounder and five rockfish.

Curley’s Straitside Resort, Sekiu – July 26: 11 boats with 32 anglers caught five chinook and one coho; July 22: Nine boats with 22 anglers caught five chinook and 14 coho.

Freshwater Bay ramp – July 23: 19 boats with 31 anglers caught 10 chinook; July 27: 11 boats with 17 anglers caught five chinook and two coho; July 28: 23 boats with 41 anglers caught 26 chinook, one pink and three coho.

Ediz Hook ramp, Port Angeles – July 25: 39 boats with 69 anglers caught 24 chinook and six coho; July 27: Four boats with six anglers caught two chinook and one coho; July 28: 49 boats with 107 anglers caught 50 chinook and four coho; July 29: 44 boats with 91 anglers caught 23 chinook.

Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina- July 29: 14 boats with 35 anglers caught 11 chinook and one coho.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina ramp – July 24: 14 boats with 27 anglers caught 15 chinook.

Point Defiance Park ramp and Boathouse, Tacoma – July 23: Eight boats with 13 anglers caught four chinook; July 23: Nine boats with 10 anglers caught four chinook; July 24: 12 boats with 14 anglers caught two chinook; July 25: 60 boats with 93 anglers caught seven chinook and 73 flounder; July 26: 12 boats with 27 anglers caught 49 flounder; July 27: 53 boats with 123 anglers caught five chinook, three coho, 111 flounder and one kelp greenling; July 28: 17 boats with 21 anglers caught five chinook; July 29: 98 boats with 213 anglers caught 10 chinook, one ocho and 13 flounder.

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Solo Point ramp – July 23: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Luhr Beach ramp – July 23: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 24: Two boats with three anglers caught four flounder; July 26: Seven boats with 13 anglers caught no fish; July 27: One boat with one angler caught no fish; July 28: Five boats with nine anglers caught no fish.

Zittel’s Marina – July 23: One boat with one angler caught no fish; July 26: Two boats with four anglers caught one chinook and six flounder; July 29: Nine boats with 16 anglers caught no fish.

Boston Harbor Marina – July 24: Three boats with four anglers caught no fish; July 26: Three boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 28: One boat with two anglers caught no fish.

Gig Harbor ramp – July 25: Seven boats with eight anglers caught no fish; July 26: Seven boats with 11 anglers caught no fish; July 27: Six boats with 15 anglers caught four chinook; July 29: 10 boats with 19 anglers caught two chinook and two coho.

Narrows Marina – July 24: Five boats with seven anglers caught one chinook; July 26: Six boats with nine anglers caught two chinook; July 28: 13 boats with 29 anglers caught two chinook; July 29: 13 boats with 17 anglers caught no fish.

Redondo Beach ramp – July 26: 18 boats with 34 anglers caught one chinook and one coho; July 27: 39 boats with 82 anglers caught two chinook and 66 flounder.

Port Orchard ramp – July 24: Two boats with three anglers caught no fish; July 26: Two boats with four anglers caught four chinook; July 28: Two boats with three anglers caught one chinook; July 29: Five boats with 11 anglers caught one chinook.

Manchester ramp – July 24: One boat with one angler caught no fish.

Saltwater Park ramp, Hood Canal – July 23: Two boats with five anglers caught no fish; July 25: One boat with one angler caught one chinook; July 26: Eight boats with 16 anglers caught no fish; July 27: Eight boats with 18 anglers caught no fish; July 28: Eight boats with 17 anglers caught no fish; July 29: Nine boats with 20 anglers acught nine chinook.

Union ramp, Hood Canal – July 28: Four boats with six anglers caught no fish; July 29: Five boats with seven anglers caught no fish.

Evergreen Park ramp – July 26: Four boats with eight anglers caught no fish.

Hartstene Island ramp – July 28: Two boats with two anglers caught no fish; July 29: Three boats with three anglers caught no fish.

Rivers and lakes

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Lower Columbia River – July 23-29: 2,109 bank anglers caught two jack chinook, 314 steelhead, and released 15 chinook, 340 steelhead and one sockeye; 286 boats with 582 anglers caught 136 steelhead, and released four chinook, 95 steelhead and one sockeye; 32 bank anglers caught four sturgeon and released seven; 112 boats with 250 anglers caught 39 sturgeon and released 534; two boats with three anglers caught two walleye.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool – July 23-29: Nine bank anglers released 17 sturgeon; seven boats with 16 anglers released 42; 87 bank anglers caught 12 steelhead and released 49; four boats with eight anglers caught four walleye; one boat with two anglers caught five bass and released 30.

Columbia River in John Day Pool – July 23-29: Three boats with six anglers caught no sturgeon; five bank anglers caught no steelhead; three boats with seven anglers caught no steelhead; 31 boats with 59 anglers caught 56 walleye and released two; one boat with two anglers released two bass.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool – July 23-29: Six boats with 15 anglers caught 10 steelhead and released 14; four boats with eight anglers caught four walleye; one boat with two anglers caught five bass and released 30.

Cowlitz River – July 23-29: 129 bank anglers caught nine chinook and 12 steelhead; 116 boat anglers caught 73 steelhead and released one sockeye.

South Fork Toutle River – July 23-29: 12 bank anglers caught no fish.

Wind River – July 23-29: Three bank anglers caught one steelhead.

Drano Lake – July 23-29: Two bank anglers caught no fish; 19 boat anglers caught 12 steelhead and released six.

White Salmon River – July 23-29: 13 bank anglers caught four steelhead.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period. Photos courtesy of Mark Yuasa, John Martinis and Lance Calvo.)

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