September 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Lower Columbia anglers catch of kings was pretty decent
State Fish and Wildlife has updated a section of the Lower Columbia River chinook catch results, and it showed that anglers averaged close to a king per rod.
During Sept. 6-8, anglers made 5,654 trips (4,812 boat angler trips and 842 bank angler trips) between Tongue Point and Warrior Rock, and caught 5,351 adult chinook for 0.95 chinook per angler
Based on preliminary analysis, the 5,351 chinook handled includes 1,653 hatchery chinook and 16 wild chinook kept, plus 3,648 unclipped and 50 adipose fin-clipped fish released. The observed mark rate was 31.5 percent.
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