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January 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COLUMBIA FISHING REPORT

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead angling is fair in the John Day Arm.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling.
  • Effective January 1 – 19, 2014 sturgeon retention is open in the Bonneville Pool.
  • Effective January 1, 2014 sturgeon retention is 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 no catch for six bank anglers; and four steelhead released for one boat (two anglers).

STURGEON:

Sturgeon angling was slow last week in Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day pools.

Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed five legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 38 sublegal sturgeon released for 130 bank anglers; 20 legal white sturgeon kept, plus two legal, two oversize and 766 sublegal sturgeon released for 81 boats (251 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one legal, two oversize and eight sublegal sturgeon released for 48 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 88 sublegal sturgeon released for 11 boats (34 anglers).

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for 36 bank anglers; and two oversize and eight sublegal sturgeon released for 21 boats (48 anglers).

WALLEYE:

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler.

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed two walleye kept for one boat (two anglers).

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