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March 12, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Lower Columbia River spring chinook catch on the rise

fishin12Here is the state Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia River catch estimates for spring chinook.

Through Sunday, March 10, an estimated grand total of 12,403 angler trips were made below Bonneville Dam with 180 spring chinook caught and 58 released, and 75.6 percent were hatchery-marked fish.

The spring chinook catch breakdown by week and areas:

Feb. 1-28 below I-5 Bridge: 4,856 angler trips caught 46 spring chnook and released 11, and 80.7 percent were hatchery-marked fish.

March 1-10 above I-5 Bridge: 1,849 angler trips caught 62 spring chinook and released 11, and 84.9 percent were hatchery-marked fish.

March 1-10 below I-5 Bridge: 5,698 angler trips caught 72 spring chinook and released 36, and 66.7 percent were hatchery-marked fish.

(Photo by Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times staff photographer)

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