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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

February 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORT

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling.
  • Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met.
  • Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.
  • Anglers are catching a few steelhead from the beaches on the lower Columbia.
  • Walleye fishing was fair in the John Day Pool last week.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

Lower Columbia River:  Weekly checking showed one unclipped winter steelhead released for 11 bank anglers.

Bonneville Pool:  No report. 

The Dalles Pool:  No report.

John Day Arm and Vicinity:  Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler and one boat (two anglers).

STURGEON

Lower Columbia River: No report, catch and release only.

Bonneville Pool: Weekly checking showed 32 sublegal white sturgeon released for 44 bank anglers; and seven legal white sturgeon kept plus 164 sublegal sturgeon released for 16 boats (44 anglers). The Bonneville Pool is currently closed to the retention of sturgeon.

The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed one sublegal white sturgeon released for one bank angler and no catch for two boats (four anglers).

John Day Pool:  Weekly checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept plus two sublegal sturgeon released for 38 bank anglers; and two sublegal and one oversize white sturgeon released for 11 boats (23 anglers).

WALLEYE

Bonneville Pool:  Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (three anglers).

The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler and no catch for one boat (three anglers).

John Day Arm and Vicinity:  Weekly checking showed five walleye kept and one walleye released for seven boats (13 anglers).

 

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