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September 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing report

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORT

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Sturgeon retention is open from The Dalles Dam upstream to the John Day Dam.
  • The Columbia River is open for fall Chinook, coho and steelhead from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.  Chinook catch rates remain good to excellent below Bonneville Dam.
  • Walleye fishing is good in Troutdale.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

On the lower Columbia this past weekend there were 637 salmonid boats and 124 Oregon bank anglers counted from Bonneville Dam downstream to Tongue Point on Saturday’s (9/14) flight; and 299 Oregon boats at Buoy 10.  Anglers had the best success in the gorge where boat anglers averaged 2.04 chinook caught per boat and bank anglers averaged 0.29 chinook caught per angler.  Anglers fishing the Portland to Westport area averaged 0.90 fall chinook, 0.01 coho and 0.01 steelhead caught per boat, while Troutdale anglers averaged 0.53 chinook, 0.01 coho and 0.01 steelhead caught per boat.  Above Tongue Point, boat anglers averaged 1.58 chinook, 0.81 coho and 0.04 steelhead caught per boat, while Buoy 10 anglers averaged 1.19 fall Chinook and 1.5 coho caught per boat.

Gorge Bank:

Weekend checking showed 14 adult fall chinook kept for 48 bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

Weekend checking showed 102 adult fall chinook and four jack chinook kept for 50 boats (169 anglers).

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed 82 adult fall chinook kept, plus two adult chinook, one unclipped coho and one unclipped steelhead released for 158 boats (359 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for nine bank anglers.

Portland to Westport Boats:

Weekend checking showed 73 adult fall chinook, three jack chinook, one adipose fin-clipped coho and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus 45 adult fall chinook and six jack chinook released for 131 boats (323 anglers).

Estuary above Tongue Point boats:

Weekend checking showed 30 adult fall chinook, 15 jack chinook, 14 adipose fin-clipped coho and 14 adipose fin-clipped jack coho kept, plus 11 adult chinook, three jack chinook, seven unclipped coho and one unclipped steelhead released for 26 boats (101 anglers).

Estuary Bank (Jones Beach to Clatsop Spit):

No report.

Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Buoy 10):

Weekend Checking showed 41 fall Chinook and 124 adipose fin-clipped coho kept, plus 100 Chinook and 53 coho released for 118 boats (326 anglers).  Weekly checking showed four coho kept for 20 charter boats 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.

The Dalles Pool: 

No report.

WALLEYE:

Gorge:

Weekend checking showed two walleye kept for four bank anglers.

Troutdale:

Weekend checking showed three walleye kept for one boat (three anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

No report.

 

 

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