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September 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Historic Lower Columbia River mouth at Buoy 10 sport catch figures from 1982 to 2011

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The Lower Columbia River mouth at Buoy 10 historic salmon catch and catch rates from 1982 to 2011:

This summer’s chinook catch of 24,000 with a 0.40 fish per rod average was the highest since 1988.

2011: 49,409 anglers with 10,919 chinook for 0.22 catch average with 7,614 coho for 0.15 catch average and a total catch of 18,533 for 0.38 average.

2010: 52,300 with 6,807 for 0.13 with 7,980 for 0.15 with a total of 14,787 for 0.28.

2009: 72,803 with 5,941 for 0.08 with 48,127 for 0.66 with a total of 54,068 for 0.74.

2008: 32,467 with 8,349 for 0.26 with 8,573 for 0.26 with a total of 16,922 for 0.52.

2007: 36,064 with 3,776 for 0.10 with 8,356 for 0.23 with a total of 12,132 for 0.34.

2006: 40,608 with 1,710 for 0.04 with 3,683 for 0.09 with a total of 5,393 for 0.13.

2005: 55,183 with 9,287 for 0.17 with 6,878 for 0.12 with a total of 16,165 for 0.29.

2004: 68,818 with 16,016 for 0.23 with15,169 for 0.22 with a total of 31,185 for 0.45.

2003: 88,827 with 16,316 for 0.18 with 54,440 for 0.61 with a total of 70,756 for 0.80.

2002: 84,434 with 19,438 for 0.23 with 6,205 for 0.07 with a total of 25,643 for 0.30.

2001: 125,829 with 12,709 for 0.10 with 132,035 for 1.05 with a total of 144,744 for 1.15.

2000: 72,518 with 6,085 for 0.08 with 21,478 for 0.30 with a total of 27,563 for 0.38.

1999: 49,568 with 9,850 for 0.20 with 8,960 for 0.18 with a total of 18,810 for 0.38.

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1998: 41,042 with 9,268 for 0.23 with 6,317 for 0.15 with a total of 15,585 for 0.38.

1997: 55,725 with 13,153 for 0.24 with 20,357 for 0.37 with a total of 33,510 for 0.60.

1996: 18,034 with 1,409 for 0.08 with 4,537 for 0.25 with a total of 5,946 for 0.33.

1995: 25,186 with 607 for 0.02 with 5,026 for 0.20 with a total of 5,633 for 0.22.

1994: 9,253 with 0 for 0.00 with 1,795 for 0.19 with a total of 1,795 for 0.19.

1993: 75,774 with 5,288 for 0.07 with 20,932 for 0.28 with a total of 26,220 for 0.35.

1992: 115,481 with 10,655 for 0.09 with 43,082 for 0.37 with a total of 53,737 for 0.47.

1991: 171,680 with 11,588 for 0.07 with 208,678 for 1.22 with a total of 220,266 for 1.28.

1990: 79,636 with 5,203 for 0.07 with 18,463 for 0.23 with a total of 23,666 for 0.30.

1989: 152,770 with 16,392 for 0.11 with 81,915 for 0.54 with a total of 98,307 for 0.64.

1988: 186,051 with 30,770 for 0.17 with 143,417 for 0.77 with a total of 174,187 for 0.94.

1987: 124,594 with 42,100 for 0.34 with 47,170 for 0.38 with a total of 89,270 for 0.72.

1986: 102,190 with 15,600 for 0.15 with 120,422 for 1.18 with a total of 136,022 for 1.33.

1985: 32,156 with 2,655 for 0.08 with 25,387 for 0.79 with a total of 28,042 for 0.87.

1984: 67,365 with 12,177 for 0.18 with 74,370 for 1.10 with a total of 86,547 for 1.28.

1983: 7,128 with 604 for 0.08 with 3,574 for 0.50 with a total of 4,178 for no average provided.

(Photos by Mark Yuasa)

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