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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 6, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Lower Columbia estuary sturgeon fishery success drops off

The Columbia River estuary sturgeon fishery slowed down this past week.

“Overall fishing was slow, but there was a one-in-four chance if an angler did catch a fish it would be of keeper-size,” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.

Fish checks:

Ilwaco/Fort Canby: 13 private boats with 38 anglers caught one sturgeon; 22 charter boats with 181 anglers caught 34 and released 91.

Chinook: Eight private boats with 22 anglers released six sturgeon.

 

 

 

 

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