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August 31, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Latest Lower Columbia salmon and steelhead catch figures

Here is the updated sport salmon and steelhead catch figures from Lower Columbia River by state Fish and Wildlife:

Last week on the Lower Columbia mainstem below Bonneville Dam (excluding Buoy 10), salmon anglers made 16,454 trips and caught 2,662 adult fall chinook (2,647 kept and 15 released), 1,093 summer steelhead (700 kept and 393 released) and 10 coho (kept).

Through Sunday, Aug. 26, there have been an estimated 43,231 angler trips with 3,600 adult chinook and 4,347 steelhead kept and 2,906 steelhead released, and 10 coho.

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

Bonneville: 446 boats with 1,463 anglers caught 30 adult chinook, 556 steelhead kept and 376 released.

Camas/Washougal: 1,796 boats with 3,472 anglers caught 120 adult chinook, 155 steelhead kept and 174 released; 288 boats with 631 anglers caught 66 steelhead and released 44.

Vancouver: 1,132 boats with 2,405 anglers caught 339 adult chinook, 64 steelhead kept and 70 released.

Woodland: 2,827 boats with 5,952 anglers caught 636 adult chinook, 268 steelhead kept and 111 released.

Kalama: 1,417 boats with 3,103 anglers caught 426 adult chinook, 92 steelhead kept and 65 released.

Cowlitz: 2,571 boats with 5,953 anglers caught 991 adult chinook, 448 steelhead kept and 239 released, and seven coho.

Longview: 2,190 boats with 4,818 anglers caught 472 adult chinook, 273 steelhead kept and 115 released, and three coho.

Rocky Point/Tongue Point: 366 boats with 792 anglers caught 13 adult chinook, 110 steelhead kept and 30 released.

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