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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 5, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Lower Columbia River salmon and steelhead sport catch figures

Here is the updated sport salmon and steelhead estimated catch figures from Lower Columbia River by state Fish and Wildlife through Sunday, Sept. 30:

Last week on the lower Columbia, anglers made 4,924 trips and caught 1,050 adult fall Chinook (965 kept and 85 released), 212 adult coho (71 kept and 141 released), and 57 steelhead (36 kept and 21 released).

Through Sept. 30 there have been an estimated 125,465 angler trips with 22,886 adult Chinook and 864 coho kept. The total preseason catch expectation for the Lower Columbia mainstem fishery was 25,100 Chinook and 1,500 hatchery coho.

During the first few days of October, Chinook catches have remained good in the gorge and fair to poor elsewhere. We did check several Chinook since it reopened below Warrior Rock, including one kept for two boats below the Lewis and four kept for 21 boats at the mouth of the Cowlitz.

Bonneville: 1,888 boats with 6,012 anglers caught 2,354 adult chinook, 37 coho and seven steelhead kept, and released 30 steelhead, seven chinook and 26 coho.

Camas/Washougal: 5,350 boats with 10,982 anglers caught 1,439 adult chinook, 53 coho and 94 steelhead, and released 34 steelhead, 19 chinook and 53 coho.

Vancouver: 4,478 boats with 9,596 anglers caught 2,178 adult chinook, 23 coho and 14 steelhead, and released five steelhead, 18 coho and 45 chinook.

Woodland: 2,802 boats with 9,321 anglers caught 1,388 adult chinook, 11 coho and five steelhead, and released 319 chinook, five steelhead and five coho.

Kalama: 1,862 boats with 4,409 anglers caught 1,026 adult chinook, five coho and five steelhead, and released 312 chinook and 33 coho.

Cowlitz: 2,743 boats with 6,327 anglers caught 1,727 adult chinook, 90 coho and 67 steelhead, and released 992 chinook, 200 coho and 37 steelhead.

Longview: 3,473 boats with 7,737 anglers caught 1,628 adult chinook, 18 coho and 14 steelhead, and released 635 chinook, 46 coho and five steelhead.

Cathlamet to Rocky Point/Tongue Point: 1,329 boats with 3,841 anglers caught 2,216 adult chinook, 579 coho and four steelhead, and released 810 chinook, 660 coho and 12 steelhead; five charter boats with 24 anglers caught 16 adult chinook and three coho, and released five chinook and 10 coho.

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