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April 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Lower Columbia spring chinook fishery ends on a good note

Here is a rundown by state Fish and Wildlife on the Lower Columbia River sport fishing season which closed after Saturday, April 19:

On April 19th, sport anglers on the lower Columbia River made 7,006 trips and caught 2,089 adult Chinook (1,698 kept and 391 released).  Based on Visual Stock Identification (VSI) sampling, upriver spring Chinook comprised 80% of the kept catch.

From March 1-April 19, an estimated 80,906 angler trips produced 11,056 Chinook kept and 2,652 released.  Just over 9,000 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 Catch Estimate (Preliminary)           Through  

4/19/2014

Adult Spring Chinook Kept

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

1

358

1089

0

269

269

108

0

0

2

1882

4028

8

536

544

165

0

0

3

3282

8753

46

1335

1381

355

2

0

4

2899

7031

224

1002

1226

269

0

0

5

2224

5455

225

1003

1228

214

0

0

6

1320

3094

106

475

581

125

0

0

7

334

749

28

123

151

33

0

0

8

2117

4628

187

835

1022

160

3

0

9

811

1946

81

359

440

84

0

0

10 priv.

1666

3747

150

672

822

170

0

0

10 chart.  

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Boat Total

16893

40520

1055

6609

7664

1683

5

0

April 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Catch Estimate (Preliminary)                

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

637

0

92

92

17

0

0

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

3607

163

237

400

145

17

9

5

1035

301

438

739

246

0

0

6

204

9

12

21

6

0

0

7

1589

61

88

149

42

18

0

8

1958

50

74

124

0

56

12

9

1558

38

55

93

29

29

23

10

     

97

 

5

 

8

 

13

 

0

 

26

 

0

OR Bk Total

10705

627

1004

1631

485

146

44

April 2014 Inseason Spring Chinook Catch Estimate (Preliminary)                

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

1938

0

765

765

207

0

0

2

324

0

0

0

7

0

0

3

59

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1442

21

66

87

17

0

0

5

671

8

24

32

0

5

0

6

298

1

2

3

0

0

3

7

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

616

2

6

8

23

38

8

9

723

4

13

17

0

11

0

10

     

27

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

WA Bk Total

6118

36

876

912

254

54

11

 

Season Totals

        Anglers   Lower R Chs Upper R Chs   Total Chs   CHS Rel’d   STW Kept STW Rel
April 1-14 and 19

57343

1718

8489

10207

2422

205

55

March prelim.

23563

280

569

849

230

123

146

Grand Total

80906

1998

9058

11056

2652

328

201

April 1-14 and 19 ab. KP

16848

54

2997

3051

859

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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