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April 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Lower Columbia spring chinook catch estimates

Last week on the lower Columbia River, anglers made 31,572 trips and caught 8,150 adult Chinook (6,537 kept and 1,613 released). Based on Visual Stock Identification (VSI), upriver fish comprised 85% of the kept catch. The last day of the Lower Columbia sport fishery was Mondaym April 14.

From March 1-April 14, an estimated 73,900 angler trips have produced 9,358 Chinook kept and 2,261 released.  Just under 7,700 of the fish kept were upriver stock based on VSI. 

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.

April 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Preliminary Catch Estimate Through

4/14/2014

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section Boats Anglers Lower R Chs Upper R Chs Total Chs CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

330

1017

0

277

277

110

0

0

2

1497

3107

0

369

369

113

0

0

3

2925

7758

41

1127

1168

320

2

0

4

2554

6111

185

864

1049

213

0

0

5

1888

4645

182

854

1036

181

0

0

6

1168

2734

93

435

528

112

0

0

7

240

538

20

93

113

27

0

0

8

1793

3893

145

681

826

133

3

0

9

767

1816

71

335

406

76

0

0

10 priv.

1553

3493

124

578

702

172

0

0

10 chart.

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Boat Total

14715

35112

861

5613

6474

1457

5

0

April 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Catch Estimate

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section OR Bank Anglers Lower R Chs Upper R Chs Total Chs CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

510

0

73

73

14

0

0

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3432

161

220

381

138

16

8

5

543

164

224

388

129

0

0

6

204

9

12

21

6

0

0

7

1545

66

91

157

43

14

0

8

1896

50

69

119

0

21

14

9

1332

34

46

80

25

25

20

10

75

5

7

12

0

12

0

OR Bk Total

9561

489

742

1231

355

88

42

April 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Catch Estimate

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

River Section Wa Bank Anglers Lower R Chs Upper R Chs Total Chs CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel

1

1644

0

667

667

171

0

0

2

350

0

0

0

8

0

0

3

68

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1470

20

63

83

19

0

0

5

648

9

28

37

0

5

0

6

267

1

3

4

0

0

4

7

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

564

2

5

7

21

34

7

9

605

1

5

6

0

12

0

10

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

WA Bk Total

5664

33

771

804

219

51

11

Season Totals

Anglers Lower R Chs Upper R Chs Total Chs CHS Rel’d STW Kept STW Rel
April 1-14

50337

1383

7126

8509

2031

144

53

March prelim.

23563

280

569

849

230

123

146

Grand Total

73900

1663

7695

9358

2261

267

199

April 1-14 ab. KP

14478

41

2513

2554

736

2

0

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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