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March 6, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia regional fishing reports

 

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORT BY OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Sturgeon retention is allowed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, and in The Dalles and John Day pools.  Check the current regulations for retention days and length restrictions.
  • Spring Chinook is open to boat and bank angling from Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock; and Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam is open to bank angling only.
  • Walleye anglers are catching a few fish in The Dalles and John Day pools.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

Salmonid catch rates are slow but should continue to improve in the coming weeks.  On Saturday’s (3/2) flight, 280 salmonid boats and 221 Oregon bank anglers were counted.

Gorge Bank:

No report.

Gorge Boats:

No report.

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook, and two adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook, and one unclipped steelhead released for 193 bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekend checking showed one adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept for 21 boats (53 anglers).

Estuary Bank (Clatsop Spit to Wauna Powerlines):

No report.

Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Wauna Powerlines):

Weekly checking showed one unclipped spring Chinook released for eight boats (21 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus two unclipped steelhead released for five bank anglers; and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus three unclipped steelhead released for three boats (six anglers).

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

Weekly checking showed no catch for 16 bank anglers; and one unclipped steelhead released for one boat (four anglers).

STURGEON:

Sturgeon catch and effort is low.  On Saturday’s (3/2) flight, 39 sturgeon boats and one Oregon bank angler were counted.

Gorge Bank:

Weekly checking showed no catch for four bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

No report.

Troutdale Boats:

No report.

Portland to Longview Bank:

No report.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekly checking showed 21 sublegal sturgeon released for four boats (nine anglers).

The Dalles Pool: 

Weekly checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for 27 bank anglers; and one legal white sturgeon kept, plus 47 sublegal sturgeon released for 15 boats (37 anglers).

John Day Pool: 

Weekly checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept for 48 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus five sublegal sturgeon released for 26 boats (56 anglers).

WALLEYE:

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for three bank anglers; and nine walleye kept, plus one walleye released for 11 boats (19 anglers).

John Day Pool: 

Weekly checking showed five walleye kept, plus eight walleye released for 31 boats (58 anglers).

 

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