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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

State Fish and Wildlife southwest regional fish checks

Rivers and lakes

Lower Columbia River — March 1-3: 174 bank anglers caught one steelhead, and released one chinook and five steelhead; 270 boats with 566 anglers caught 13 chinook and two steelhead, and released three chinook; eight bank anglers caught no sturgeon; 16 boats with 35 anglers caught two sturgeon and released 12.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool — March 1-3: 27 bank anglers released two sturgeon; 15 boats with 37 anglers caught one sturgeon and released 47; five bank anglers caught one steelhead and released two; three boats with six anglers caught one steelhead and released three; three bank anglers caught no walleye; 11 boats with 19 anglers caught nine walleye and released one; one boat angler caught no bass.

Columbia River in John Day Pool — March 1-3: 48 bank anglers caught one sturgeon; 26 boats with 56 anglers caught one sturgeon and released five; 16 bank anglers caught no steelhead; one boat with four anglers released one steelhead; 31 boats with 58 anglers caught five walleye and released eight; one boat with two anglers caught no bass.

Cowlitz River — March 1-3: 15 bank anglers caught no steelhead; four boat anglers caught one steelhead.

Washougal River — March 1-3: 38 bank anglers released four steelhead; 13 boat anglers released three steelhead.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.)

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