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May 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia regional fishing reports

OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COLUMBIA REGION FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Spring Chinook angling is open above Bonneville Dam through Sunday May 5.
  • Walleye anglers are having some success in The Dalles and John Day pools.
  • Sturgeon anglers are catching keepers in the Portland to St. Helens area. Effective April 1, the annual sturgeon bag limit is two legal white sturgeon.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

Salmonid angling is picking up in The Dalles and John Day pools. As of Sunday April 28, 24, 283 spring Chinook have passed over Bonneville Dam.

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for four bank anglers.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed 23 adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus five unclipped spring Chinook released for 331 bank anglers; and six adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook released for 10 boats (23 anglers).

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

Weekly checking showed three adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook released for 35 bank anglers; and no catch for 11 boats (26 anglers).

STURGEON:

Boat anglers fishing the Portland to St. Helens area averaged 0.31 legal white sturgeon caught per boat. On Saturday’s (4/27) flight, 93 sturgeon boats and 50 Oregon bank anglers were counted.

Gorge Bank:

Weekly checking showed no catch for two bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

No report.

Troutdale Bank:

No report.

Troutdale Boats:

Weekly checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for 13 boats (26 anglers).

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekly checking showed three sublegal sturgeon released for eight bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekly checking showed 13 legal white sturgeon kept, plus one legal, one oversize and 299 sublegal sturgeon released for 51 boats (144 anglers).

The Dalles Pool: 

Weekly checking showed two oversize and five sublegal sturgeon released for 22 bank anglers; and 23 sublegal sturgeon released for three boats (11 anglers).

John Day Pool: 

Weekly checking showed seven sublegal sturgeon released for 14 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 10 sublegal sturgeon released for 13 boats (27 anglers).

WALLEYE:

Troutdale:

Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (four anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for four bank anglers; and eight walleye kept for 11 boats (28 anglers).

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed one walleye kept for eight boats (14 anglers).

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