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January 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead fishing is good in The Dalles and John Day pools.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling.
  • Effective January 1, 2014 sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met.
  • Walleye fishing was fair in The Dalles and John Day pools last week.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

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

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed two adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus 11 unclipped steelhead released for four boats (10 anglers).

John Day Arm and Vicinity:

Weekly checking showed no catch for two bank anglers; and two adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus three unclipped steelhead released for one boat (three anglers).

STURGEON:

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

Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

Bonneville Pool:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for six bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus 59 sublegal sturgeon released for eight boats (20 anglers).

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for 18 bank anglers; and two sublegal sturgeon released for 13 boats (30 anglers).

WALLEYE:

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed two walleye kept, plus one walleye released for one bank angler.

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed four walleye kept for four boats (five anglers).

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