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August 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fish checks

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam — Aug. 6-12: 1,378 bank anglers caught 23 chinook and 199 steelhead, and released two chinook and 137 steelhead; 269 boats with 569 anglers caught 16 chinook and 86 steelhead, and released one chinook and 29 steelhead; four boats with eight anglers released six sturgeon.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool — Aug. 6-12: Seven boats with 17 anglers caught six steelhead and released four.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — Aug. 6-12: One bank angler caught no sturgeon; two boats with five anglers released two sturgeon; 17 bank anglers caught one steelhead and released three; five boats with 10 anglers caught two steelhead and released three; two boats with three anglers caught two bass and released 32.

South Fork Toutle River — Aug. 6-12: Six bank anglers caught no steelhead.

Cowlitz River — Aug. 6-12: 68 bank anglers caught six steelhead; 94 boat anglers caught 39 steelhead.

Lewis River — Aug. 6-12: Three boat anglers caught one steelhead and released two.

Wind River — Aug. 6-12: Six bank anglers caught no fish.

Drano Lake — Aug. 6-12: 54 boat anglers caught one chinook and 13 steelhead, and released seven steelhead.

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

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