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August 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Lower Columbia chinook catch and angler effort could be a record high in August

Here are the latest catch figures from state Fish and Wildlife:

Last week anglers on the Lower Columbia made 25,013 trips and caught 3,796 adult fall Chinook (3,749 kept and 47 released), 2,991 steelhead (1,498 kept and 1,493 released) and 3 coho (3 released).  To date anglers have kept 5,215 adult fall Chinook, and both effort and Chinook catch are tracking to be record high for the month.

Estimated River Catch Thru 8/25 (Preliminary)
Adult

Kept

Rel’d

Kept

Rel’d

Rel’d

RS Boats Anglers Chinook

Sthd

Sthd

Coho

Coho

Chinook

1

423

1183

108

122

201

0

0

0

2

1943

3672

113

126

145

0

0

3

3

512

925

74

37

77

0

0

0

4

1700

3393

248

190

306

0

0

7

5

3532

8356

1353

263

282

0

0

24

6

1740

4118

447

291

340

0

3

14

7

3293

7659

1211

1065

875

0

0

20

8

2647

5976

736

432

325

0

0

16

9&10

609

1439

83

609

747

0

0

0

Tot

16399

36721

4373

3135

3298

0

3

84

Kept

Rel’d

Kept

Rel’d

Rel’d

Bank Anglers Chinook

Sthd

Sthd

Coho

Coho

Chinook
OR 1

1742

13

250

469

0

0

10

OR 4-9

1299

0

95

43

0

0

9

OR 10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wn 4-9

11886

804

2002

2002

0

0

18

wn 1

1569

25

363

580

0

0

0

Tot

16496

842

2710

3094

0

0

37

Grand Tot

53217

5215

5845

6392

0

3

121

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