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October 10, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS

Weekend Fishing Opportunities

  • The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details).
  • Coho fishing is good near the mouths of some Columbia River tributaries.
  • Chinook fishing is fair to good between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.
  • Walleye fishing is good in Troutdale.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

On the lower Columbia this past weekend there were 332 salmonid boats and 64 Oregon bank anglers counted from Bonneville Dam downstream to Tongue Point on Saturday’s (10/4) flight; and 154 Oregon boats at Buoy 10.  Anglers at Buoy 10 averaged 2.97 coho caught per boat.  In the gorge, boat anglers averaged 1.0 Chinook and 0.16 coho caught per boat.  In Troutdale, boat anglers averaged 0.21 Chinook and 0.36 coho caught per boat, while anglers fishing the Portland to Westport area averaged 0.32 Chinook and 0.54 coho caught per boat.  Bank anglers fishing in the gorge averaged 0.19 Chinook caught per angler.

Gorge Bank:

Weekend checking showed five adult Chinook and two jack Chinook kept for 26 bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

Weekend checking showed 43 adult Chinook, nine jack Chinook and five adipose fin-clipped adult coho kept, plus one adult Chinook and two unclipped adult coho released for 44 boats (136 anglers).

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed 18 adult Chinook, four jack Chinook and 24 adipose fin-clipped adult coho kept, plus six unclipped adult coho released for 84 boats (178 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for four bank anglers.

Portland to Tongue Point Boats:

Weekend checking showed 18 adult Chinook, three jack Chinook, 29 adipose fin-clipped adult coho and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus two unclipped adult coho released for 57 boats (127 anglers).

Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Buoy 10):

Weekend checking showed 86 adipose fin-clipped coho kept, plus 12 unclipped coho released for 33 boats (95 anglers).

John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):

Weekly checking showed two Chinook and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus one unclipped steelhead and one Chinook released for 24 boats.

STURGEON

Lower Columbia River:

Catch and release only. No report.

WALLEYE

Gorge:

No report.

Troutdale:

Weekend checking showed seven walleye kept for one boat (three anglers).

 

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