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September 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Estimated salmon and steelhead catches in Lower Columbia River

Here is the updated sport salmon and steelhead estimated catch figures from Lower Columbia River by state Fish and Wildlife through Sunday, Sept. 16:

Last week anglers on the lower Columbia made 17,207 trips and caught 6,852 adult Chinook (4,200 kept and 2,652 released), 155 steelhead (80 kept and 75 released), and 352 adult coho (112 kept and 240 released) – see attached. These numbers include the mark selective fishery between Tongue Point and Warrior Rock, where anglers made 4,900 trips and caught 3,217 adult Chinook (753 kept and 2,464 released ~23% mark rate).

Through Sept. 16 there have been an estimated 114,145 angler trips with 21,188 adult Chinook and 725 coho kept. The total preseason catch expectation for the Lower Columbia mainstem fishery was 25,100 Chinook and 1,500 hatchery coho.

Bonneville: 1,147 boats with 3,459 anglers caught 1,554 adult chinook, 18 coho and five steelhead kept, and released 23 steelhead and 27 coho.

Camas/Washougal: 3,906 boats with 8,154 anglers caught 1,339 adult chinook, 28 coho and 109 steelhead, and released 31 steelhead, seven chinook and seven coho.

Vancouver: 3,231 boats with 7,165 anglers caught 1,799 adult chinook and 15 steelhead, and released five steelhead and 45 chinook.

Woodland: 2,745 boats with 9,300 anglers caught 1,419 adult chinook, 11 coho and five steelhead, and released 288 chinook, five steelhead and five coho.

Kalama: 1,840 boats with 4,379 anglers caught 1,032 adult chinook, five coho and five steelhead, and released 314 chinook and 33 coho.

Cowlitz: 2,535 boats with 5,950 anglers caught 1,720 adult chinook, 65 coho and 61 steelhead, and released 889 chinook, 159 coho and 29 steelhead.

Longview: 3,418 boats with 7,620 anglers caught 1,633 adult chinook, 14 coho and 14 steelhead, and released 623 chinook, 46 coho and five steelhead.

Cathlamet to Rocky Point/Tongue Point: 1,286 boats with 3,760 anglers caught 2,028 adult chinook, 544 coho and five steelhead, and released 554 chinook, 671 coho and 15 steelhead; four charter boats with 22 anglers caught 14 adult chinook and three coho, and released four chinook and 10 coho.

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