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June 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fish checks

Rivers and lakes

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam – June 10-15:  1,031 bank anglers caught 61 chinook and 16 steelhead, and released 60 chinook, one steelhead and three sockeye; 293 boats with 605 anglers caught 46 chinook and 22 steelhead, and released 50 chinook, three steelhead and two sockeye; 26 bank anglers released three sturgeon; 112 boats with 296 anglers caught 73 sturgeon, and released 397; 726 bank anglers caught 3,436 shad and released 21; 11 boats with 22 anglers caught 108 shad and released one; one boat with one angler caught no walleye.

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam – June 16: 265 bank anglers caught 18 chinook, four sockeye and five steelhead, and released eight chinook and one steelhead; 67 boats with 167 anglers caught 11 chinook, and released 11 chinook and one steelhead; two boats with four anglers released 16 sturgeon; 244 bank anglers caught 792 shad and released 15; six boats with 16 anglers caught 34 shad.

Lower Columbia River estuary at Ilwaco/Fort Canby – June 11-16: 33 private boats with 98 anglers caught 16 sturgeon and released 26; 25 charter boats with 248 anglers caught 118 sturgeon and released 256.

Lower Columbia River estuary at Port of Chinook – June 11-16: 66 private boats with 177 anglers caught 26 sturgeon and released 63.

Columbia River in Bonneville Pool – June 10-16: 146 bank anglers caught 17 sturgeon and released 13; 113 boats with 1,653 anglers caught 125 sturgeon and released 1,761; three bank anglers caught no chinook; one boat with one angler caught no chinook; two boats with three anglers caught two bass and released 30.

Columbia River in The Dalles Pool – June 10-16: Four bank anglers released nine sturgeon; 16 bank anglers caught no chinook; two boats with three anglers caught no chinook; one bank angler caught no walleye; seven boats with 16 anglers caught four walleye and released seven; two boats with four anglers caught 35 bass.

Columbia River in John Day Pool – June 10-16: Three bank anglers released one sturgeon; 17 boats with 45 anglers caught six sturgeon and released 21; 30 bank anglers caught one chinook; eight boats with 14 anglers caught two chinook; 26 boats with 57 anglers caught 35 walleye and released nine; seven bank anglers caught eight bass; four boats with six anglers caught eight bass and released 27.

(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.)

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