COLUMBIA FISHING REPORT BY OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE
Notice of Columbia River Working Group Meeting: ODFW & WDFW have scheduled a workgroup meeting from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday January 3, 2013 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum (5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon) to review spring chinook harvest and allocation. A public comment period is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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 – 19, 2014 sturgeon retention will be open in the Bonneville Pool.
- Effective January 1, 2014 sturgeon retention will be open in 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 unclipped steelhead released for four boats; and no catch for one bank angler.
Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border:
Closed to retention, catch and release only.