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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead angling is good in the John Day Arm.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border, but remains an option for catch and release angling.

Current Columbia River regulations for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found at the Sport Fishing Regulation Update page.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume February of 2014.

John Day Arm and Vicinity:

Weekly checking showed 10 adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus 24 unclipped steelhead released for 21 boats; and no catch for five bank anglers.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler; and no catch for two boats (five anglers).

STURGEON:

Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

The Dalles Pool: 

Closed to retention, catch and release only.  Weekly checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus eight overisize and 65 sublegal sturgeon released for 38 bank anglers; and six legal white sturgeon kept, plus six oversize and 93 sublegal sturgeon released for seven boats (22 anglers).

 

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