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March 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Lower Columbia spring chinook catch finally improves

Here is the latest report on spring Chinook by state Fish and Wildlife:

Last week on the Lower Columbia, anglers made 6,500 trips and caught 90 adult Chinook (69 kept and 21 released) and 112 steelhead (43 kept and 69 released).  Based on uncorrected Visual Stock Identification (VSI) sampling, lower river Chinook comprised 67% of the kept catch.

In March, an estimated 13,716 angler trips have produced 109 Chinook kept (73 lower river and 26 upriver stock based on VSI).  In addition, 44 Chinook have been released.

Prior to the run update, allocation of upriver fish (including release mortalities) for non-Indian fisheries will be 10,157 fish for the recreational fishery below Bonneville Dam.

March 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Catch Estimate. Through

3/23/2014

Boat

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section Boats Anglers

Lower R

Upper R

Total

CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

7

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

161

325

0

2

2

0

0

0

3

554

1255

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

836

1694

3

2

5

0

0

0

5

476

1026

12

8

20

3

6

0

6

155

342

0

0

0

2

0

0

7

53

101

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

306

644

3

2

5

0

0

0

9

158

366

1

1

2

0

0

0

10

340

640

0

0

0

0

4

0

Boat Total

6407

19

15

34

5

10

0

Through

3/23/2014

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section OR Bank Anglers

Lower R

Upper R

Total

CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

36

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1212

4

1

5

0

5

0

5

261

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

57

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

1434

21

8

29

10

34

39

8

1301

25

10

35

20

23

43

9

480

2

1

3

0

9

17

10

54

2

1

3

3

3

3

OR Bk Total

4835

54

21

75

33

74

102

Through

3/23/2014

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section Wa Bank Anglers

Lower R

Upper R

Total

CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

113

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

51

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

701

0

0

0

0

0

6

5

755

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

286

0

0

0

6

0

0

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

364

0

0

0

0

0

3

9

143

0

0

0

0

4

0

10

46

0

0

0

0

0

0

WA Bk Total

2474

0

0

0

6

4

9

Season Totals

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

Anglers

Lower R

Upper R

Total

CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel
March 1-23 Total

13716

73

36

109

44

88

111

Feb Tot (blw I-5) na

0

0

0

0

na na
Feb 1-Mar 23

13716

73

36

109

44

88

111

 Guide to river sections: 

Bonneville

1

Camas/Washougal

2

Vancouver

3

Vancouver

4

Woodland

5

Kalama

6

Cowlitz

7

Longview

8

Cathlamet

9

Skamokawa to

10

Altoona

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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