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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 7, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Columbia River regional fishing reports show some sturgeon, steelhead and walleye action

COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REPORTS BY OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

Sturgeon fishing is good in the Bonneville Pool, and fair in the lower Columbia.

Anglers are catching a few steelhead in The Dalles and John Day Pools, as well as along the beaches of the lower Columbia.

Walleye anglers are catching a few fish in Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day pools.

Current Columbia River Regulations can be found at the following link:

Sport Fishing Regulation Updates

SALMON, STEELHEAD AND SHAD:

Steelhead anglers are finding a few fish in The Dalles and John Day Pools; bank anglers are also having some luck on the lower Columbia.

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept for 62 bank anglers.

Portland Boats:

Weekend checking showed no catch for three boats (six anglers).

Bonneville Pool:

No report.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one unclipped steelhead released for 15 bank anglers; and three unclipped steelhead released for one boat (two anglers).

John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):

Weekly checking showed no catch for nine bank anglers; and one clipped and four unclipped steelhead released for four boats (nine anglers).

STURGEON:

Gorge Bank:

No report.

Gorge Boats:

No report.

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekend checking showed 35 sublegal sturgeon released for 24 boats (67 anglers).

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed nine sublegal sturgeon released for 56 bank anglers; and 33 legal white sturgeon kept, plus 11 legal, two oversize and 473 sublegal sturgeon released for 48 boats (135 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one sublegal sturgeon released for 14 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 10 sublegal sturgeon released for one boat (three anglers).

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed one sublegal sturgeon released for 54 bank anglers; and three legal white sturgeon kept, plus four oversize and 12 sublegal sturgeon released for 37 boats (80 anglers).

WALLEYE:

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed three walleye kept for one boat (one angler).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed two walleye kept, plus one walleye released for two boats (three anglers)

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed six walleye kept, plus three walleye released for 18 boats (31 anglers).

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