Fair Catches for Coho, Walleye and Steelhead
by Mark Yuasa
Weekend Fishing Opportunities by Oregon Fish and Wildlife:
The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume February of 2017.
Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): Weekly checking showed seven coho adults and one coho jack kept, plus one steelhead released for 20 boats (46 anglers).
The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Weekly checking showed no catch for two bank anglers; and two steelhead kept for one boat (two anglers).
John Day Pool (John Day Dam to McNary Dam): Weekly checking showed three steelhead kept, plus one steelhead released for 13 bank anglers; and two steelhead kept, plus nine steelhead released for 14 boats (35 anglers).
John Day Arm: Weekly checking showed no catch for six bank anglers; and two steelhead kept, plus seven steelhead released for 30 boats (78 anglers).
Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): Closed for retention. No report.
Bonneville Pool: Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed seven sublegal, five legal and one oversize sturgeon released for two bank anglers.
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