Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia
by Mark Yuasa
COLUMBIA FISHING REPORTS
Weekend Fishing Opportunities:
Steelhead angling was slow in The Dalles and John Day pools last week.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015 sturgeon retention is open in the John Day Pool until the respective guideline of 500 legal white sturgeon is met. Sturgeon angling was slow last week.
Salmonid catch rates are slow but should be improving over the next few weeks. On Sunday's (3/8) flight, 261 salmonid boats and 252 Oregon bank anglers were counted from the Columbia River Estuary to Bonneville Dam.
Weekend checking showed no catch for nine boats (18 anglers).
Portland to Westport Bank:
Weekend checking showed four adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook and five unclipped steelhead released for 267 bank anglers.
Portland to Westport Boats:
Weekend checking showed one adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook released for 60 boats (130 anglers).
Estuary Bank (Clatsop Spit to Wauna Powerlines):
Weekend checking showed two adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus one unclipped steelhead released for six bank anglers.
Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Wauna Powerlines):
Weekend checking showed one unclipped spring Chinook released for 13 boats (21 anglers).
Bonneville Pool (Columbia River between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam):
The Dalles Pool (Columbia River between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam):
Weekly checking showed no catch for one boat (two anglers).
John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):
Weekly checking showed no catch for 10 bank anglers.
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