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September 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Fall chinook fishing is fair to excellent from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam.
  • Coho fishing is fair to good at Buoy 10.
  • Sturgeon retention is open from The Dalles Dam upstream to the John Day Dam.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

On the lower Columbia this past weekend there were 1,375 salmonid boats and 99 Oregon bank anglers counted from Bonneville Dam downstream to Tongue Point on Saturday’s (9/7) flight; and 263 Oregon boats at Buoy 10.  Anglers had the best success in the Portland to Longview area where anglers averaged 1.78 chinook, 0.01 coho and 0.01 steelhead caught per boat.  In the gorge, boat anglers averaged 0.61 chinook caught per boat, while in Troutdale boat anglers averaged 0.22 chinook caught per boat.  Above Tongue Point, boat anglers averaged 0.14 coho caught per boat.  At Buoy 10, anglers averaged 1.17 coho and 0.58 chinook caught per boat.  Bank anglers fishing in the gorge averaged 0.09 chinook caught per bank angler.

Gorge Bank:

Weekend checking showed eight adult fall chinook and one jack chinook kept for 90 bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

Weekend checking showed 14 adult fall chinook kept for 23 boats (64 anglers).

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed nine adult fall chinook kept, plus three adult chinook released for 55 boats (111 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for six bank anglers.

Portland to Westport Boats:

Weekend checking showed 176 adult fall chinook, two jack chinook, one adipose fin-clipped coho and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus 228 adult fall chinook, one jack chinook, one unclipped coho and one unclipped steelhead released for 227 boats (551 anglers).

Estuary above Tongue Point boats:

Weekend checking showed three adipose fin-clipped adult coho and two jack chinook kept for 22 boats (73 anglers).

Estuary Bank (Jones Beach to Clatsop Spit):

No report.

Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Buoy 10):

Weekend checking showed 155 adipose fin-clipped coho kept, plus 152 chinook and 153 unclipped coho released for 263 boats (733 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

No report.

STURGEON:

Bonneville Dam downstream to Buoy 10 Boats:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.  No report.

Bonneville Dam downstream to Buoy 10 Bank:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.  No report.

WALLEYE:

Gorge:

No report.

Troutdale:

Weekly checking showed one walleye kept for two boats (five anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

No report.

 

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