Follow us:

Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Lower Columbia’s Buoy 10 salmon fishery produces good times this past summer

10621026_10204574880880809_889613877_n 10622086_10204576371118064_963805096_nHere is the latest rundown on how the salmon fishery shaped up around the Lower Columbia River mouth at Buoy 10, and the historic salmon catch and catch rates from 1983 to 2014.

Through Sept. 30, the catch estimates for the sport fishery include 26,800 chinook kept (15,800 released) from 95,200 angler trips.

“Although total catch was less than expected, coded wire tag data indicates the lower river hatchery stock component was higher than expected preseason (25 percent vs. 13 percent),” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist.

Hymer says the coho fishery at Buoy 10 is on-going and an estimated harvest through Sept. 14 totaled 50,600 coho (including release mortalities) compared to the 56,500 fish estimated preseason. The lower river hatchery take from this fishery is estimated at 7,400 fish compared to 6,600 fish expected preseason (112 percent of allocated).

Other previous Buoy 10 seasons catch data:

2013: 65,767 anglers with 22,594 chinook for 0.34 catch average with 7,620 coho for 0.12 catch average and a total catch of 30,214 for 0.46 average.

10596161_10204574312306595_732401134_n

2012: 24,000 anglers averaged 0.40 fish per rod average.

2011: 49,409 with 10,919 for 0.22 with 7,614 for 0.15 with a total of 18,533 for 0.38.

2010: 52,300 with 6,807 for 0.13 with 7,980 for 0.15 with a total of 14,787 for 0.28.

2009: 72,803 with 5,941 for 0.08 with 48,127 for 0.66 with a total of 54,068 for 0.74.

2008: 32,467 with 8,349 for 0.26 with 8,573 for 0.26 with a total of 16,922 for 0.52.

2007: 36,064 with 3,776 for 0.10 with 8,356 for 0.23 with a total of 12,132 for 0.34.

2006: 40,608 with 1,710 for 0.04 with 3,683 for 0.09 with a total of 5,393 for 0.13.

2005: 55,183 with 9,287 for 0.17 with 6,878 for 0.12 with a total of 16,165 for 0.29.

2004: 68,818 with 16,016 for 0.23 with15,169 for 0.22 with a total of 31,185 for 0.45.

2003: 88,827 with 16,316 for 0.18 with 54,440 for 0.61 with a total of 70,756 for 0.80.

2002: 84,434 with 19,438 for 0.23 with 6,205 for 0.07 with a total of 25,643 for 0.30.

2001: 125,829 with 12,709 for 0.10 with 132,035 for 1.05 with a total of 144,744 for 1.15.

2000: 72,518 with 6,085 for 0.08 with 21,478 for 0.30 with a total of 27,563 for 0.38.

1999: 49,568 with 9,850 for 0.20 with 8,960 for 0.18 with a total of 18,810 for 0.38.

1998: 41,042 with 9,268 for 0.23 with 6,317 for 0.15 with a total of 15,585 for 0.38.

1997: 55,725 with 13,153 for 0.24 with 20,357 for 0.37 with a total of 33,510 for 0.60.

1996: 18,034 with 1,409 for 0.08 with 4,537 for 0.25 with a total of 5,946 for 0.33.

1995: 25,186 with 607 for 0.02 with 5,026 for 0.20 with a total of 5,633 for 0.22.

1994: 9,253 with 0 for 0.00 with 1,795 for 0.19 with a total of 1,795 for 0.19.

1993: 75,774 with 5,288 for 0.07 with 20,932 for 0.28 with a total of 26,220 for 0.35.

1992: 115,481 with 10,655 for 0.09 with 43,082 for 0.37 with a total of 53,737 for 0.47.

1991: 171,680 with 11,588 for 0.07 with 208,678 for 1.22 with a total of 220,266 for 1.28.

1990: 79,636 with 5,203 for 0.07 with 18,463 for 0.23 with a total of 23,666 for 0.30.

1989: 152,770 with 16,392 for 0.11 with 81,915 for 0.54 with a total of 98,307 for 0.64.

1988: 186,051 with 30,770 for 0.17 with 143,417 for 0.77 with a total of 174,187 for 0.94.

1987: 124,594 with 42,100 for 0.34 with 47,170 for 0.38 with a total of 89,270 for 0.72.

1986: 102,190 with 15,600 for 0.15 with 120,422 for 1.18 with a total of 136,022 for 1.33.

1985: 32,156 with 2,655 for 0.08 with 25,387 for 0.79 with a total of 28,042 for 0.87.

1984: 67,365 with 12,177 for 0.18 with 74,370 for 1.10 with a total of 86,547 for 1.28.

1983: 7,128 with 604 for 0.08 with 3,574 for 0.50 with a total of 4,178 for no average provided.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►