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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Columbia River sport catch updates for chinook, steelhead and coho

The Lower Columbia kept sport catch through Aug. 19 totals 1,000 (950 kept) chinook, 6,160 (3,650 kept) steelhead, and three coho from 26,780 angler trips. Chinook catches during Aug. 20-26 are expected to be 2,000 to 3,000 fish.

The Lower Columbia River fishery from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam opened Aug. 1 with a two fish/one chinook daily limit.

The fishery is ongoing with chinook (marked or unmarked) retention allowed through Sept. 9 downstream of the Lewis River (Warrior Rock boundary line). Chinook retention will remain open upstream of the Warrior Rock line with a two fish/two chinook daily bag limit effective Sept. 10.

In addition, an experimental mark-selective chinook fishery was adopted from Tongue/Rocky Point upstream to Warrior Rock for the week of Sept. 10-16. Beginning Oct. 1, the area from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock is scheduled to reopen to chinook retention (two fish/two chinook).

The total catch expectation for the Lower Columbia River fishery is 25,100 chinook and 1,500 hatchery coho.

The mainstem fishery from Bonneville Dam upstream to Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco began on Aug. 1 with a two fish/two chinook daily limit with a catch expectation of 6,700 chinook.

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