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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Lower Columbia River chinook figures show catches and success are increasing

BoatsDuring June 3-9, anglers on the Lower Columbia River made 10,491 trips and caught 1,236 adult chinook (754 kept and 482 released, and 26 sockeye released), and 398 summer steelhead (360 kept and 38 released).

The mark rate has remained about 61 percent.  Based on Visual Stock Indentification about 57 percent of the catch is comprised of lower river spring chinook.

SEASON ADULT CHINOOK TOTALS

June 1-9: 14,135 anglers caught 515 lower river fish, 396 upper river fish for 911 total (590 were released).

May 25-31: 10,411 anglers caught 166 lower river fish, 315 upper river fish for 481 total (289 were released).

Feb. 1-April 12: 74,706 anglers caught 1,655 lower river fish, 3,487 upper river fish for 5,142 total (1,287 were released).

Grand total: 99,252 anglers caught 2,336 lower river fish, 4,198 upper river fish for 6,534 total (2,166 were released).

June above Kelley Point: 3,213 anglers caught 152 lower river fish, 192 upper river fish for 344 total (201 were released).

(Photo courtesy of The Seattle Times Photography Department)

 

 

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