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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Lower Columbia River spring chinook catch figures

fishin12During May 25-June 2, anglers on the Lower Columbia made 14,000 trips and caught 1,035 adult spring chinook (638 kept and 397 released). The mark rate has been about 62-percent overall, and 61-percent of the catch has been visually identified as lower river stock spring chinook.

Over the weekend on average, about one of every three boats and one out of every 27 bank anglers had a fish.

June 1-2: 3,644 anglers in Lower Columbia caught 95 adult spring chinook, Upper Columbia caught 63 spring chinook for total of 157, plus 108 spring chinook released.

May 25-31: 10,411 anglers in Lower Columbia caught 166 adult spring chinook, Upper Columbia caught 315 spring chinook for total of 481, plus 289 spring chinook released.

Feb. 1-April 12: 74,706 anglers in Lower Columbia caught 1,655 adult spring chinook, Upper Columbia caught 3,487 spring chinook for total of 5,142, plus 1,287 spring chinook released.

Grand total: 88,761 anglers in Lower Columbia caught 1,916 adult spring chinook, Upper Columbia caught 3,864 spring chinook for total of 5,780, plus 1,684 spring chinook released.

June above Kelley Point: 789 anglers in Lower Columbia caught 20 adult spring chinook, Upper Columbia caught 39 spring chinook for total of 59, plus 56 spring chinook released.

 

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