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.