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February 27, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling.
  • Effective Monday February 24 – Sunday March 9, sturgeon retention is open in Bonneville Pool.
  • 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 Dalles and John Day pools last week.
  • Effective Saturday March 1, the Columbia between I-5 and Bonneville Dam opens for spring Chinook angling.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

Lower Columbia River:  Weekly checking showed no catch for 48 bank anglers.

Bonneville Pool:  No report.

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

John Day Arm and Vicinity:  No report.

STURGEON

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

Bonneville Pool: Weekly checking showed three sublegal sturgeon released for 14 bank anglers; and six sublegal sturgeon released for one boat (five anglers).

The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed four sublegal sturgeon released for 22 bank anglers; and one oversize and 10 sublegal sturgeon released for four boats (nine anglers).

John Day Pool:  Weekly checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one legal, and 12 sublegal sturgeon released for 37 bank anglers; and one oversize released for 10 boats (13 anglers).

WALLEYE

Bonneville Pool:  No report.

The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed six walleye kept for 11 boats (24 anglers).

John Day Arm and Vicinity:  Weekly checking showed four walleye kept for eight boats (17 anglers).

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