September 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM
Lower Columbia chinook sport catch is third largest dating back to at least 1969
The Lower Columbia River chinook sport fishery catch is the third largest on record since at least 1969.
From Sept. 1-8, sport anglers on Lower Columbia made 32,667 trips and caught 14,180 adult fall chinook (10,458 kept and 3,722 released), 224 adult coho (165 kept and 59 released), and 145 summer steelhead (95 kept and 50 released).
The cumulative catch estimate through Sept. 8 is 23,107 adult chinook kept and 3,722 adult chinook released from 100,504 angler trips, and includes catch and effort from the mark selective fishery between Tongue Point and Warrior Rock.
The all-time sport catch record is 28,169 fish in 2011.
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