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February 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Steelhead fishing is good in The Dalles Pool.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling.
  • Effective February 1 – 17, sturgeon retention is open in Bonneville Pool.
  • Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met.
  • Walleye fishing was slow in Bonneville and The Dalles Pools last week.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad:

On Saturday’s (2/1) flight, 20 salmonid boats and 73 Oregon bank anglers were counted.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed two unclipped steelhead released for four bank anglers; and three adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus four unclipped steelhead released for four boats (nine anglers).

John Day Arm and Vicinity:

No report.

STURGEON:

Sturgeon angling was slow last week; however, a few keepers were caught in Bonneville and John Day pools.

Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam:

Closed to retention, catch and release only.

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed one oversize and 36 sublegal sturgeon released for 71 bank anglers; and four legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 151 sublegal sturgeon released for 13 boats (41 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for 12 bank anglers; and no catch for two boats (six anglers).

John Day Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for 15 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus four sublegal sturgeon released for 12 boats (28 anglers).

WALLEYE:

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (four anglers).

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one walleye kept for one bank angler; and no catch for three boats (six anglers).

John Day Pool:

No report.

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