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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS

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 28 unclipped steelhead released for 46 boats; and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept for eight bank 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.

Sturgeon creel sampling summaries and catch estimates for Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day pools can be found at the following link:

WDFW Mid-Columbia River mainstem sport sampling summary

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