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December 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead angling is fair 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.
  • Effective January 1, 2014 sturgeon retention will be open in Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day Pools until the respective guidelines are met.

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 two adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus two unclipped steelhead released for three boats.

STURGEON:

Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

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