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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

August 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Latest creel sampling from Buoy-10 salmon fishery at Lower Columbia mouth

GraysHarbor10 Sept. 26-12

The Buoy-10 salmon fishery at the Lower Columbia River mouth remains fairly good as more than 2.6 million chinook and coho are predicted to enter the Big-C.

The preseason catch expectations at Buoy-10 is 45,700 chinook and 56,500 hatchery coho.

Here is the data by state Fish and Wildlife for the first three days of the fishery:

Aug. 1: 43 boats with 107 anglers caught 13 chinook and 15 hatchery coho.

Aug. 2: 46 boats with 118 anglers caught 31 chinook and 25 hatchery coho. Aerial flight survey showed 225 boats on the water at Buoy-10.

Aug. 3: 46 boats with 126 anglers caught 33 chinook and eight hatchery coho.

Aug. 4: One charter boat with five anglers caught no fish.

Aug. 5: No sampling.

Aug. 6: 30 boats with 75 anglers caught 22 chinook.

Chinook fishing is open through Sept. 1, but from Aug. 29-Sept. 1 all Chinook must have an adipose or left ventral fin clipped. Beginning Sept. 2, all chinook must be released, and the hatchery coho daily limit goes up to three.

 

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