Southwest Washington Creel Sampling
by Mark Yuasa
Rivers and lakes
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam -- Last week: 1,672 bank anglers caught 82 chinook, 67 steelhead and 131 sockeye, and release 39 chinook, 24 steelhead and two sockeye; 350 boats with 802 anglers caught 66 chinook, 30 steelhead and 32 sockeye, and released 47 chinook and 13 steelhead; 62 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released17; 81 boats with 233 anglers caught 40 sturgeon and released 141; one boat with two anglers caught no walleye; 521 bank anglers caught 2,556 shad and released 32; nine boats with 24 anglers caught 68 shad and released four.
Columbia River in Bonneville Pool -- Last week: 111 bank anglers caught 16 sturgeon and released 187; 56 boats with 147 anglers caught 45 sturgeon and released 453.
Columbia River in The Dalles Pool -- Last week: 14 bank anglers caught one sturgeon and released seven; five boats with 13 anglers caught two sturgeon and released 34; 43 bank anglers caught one chinook; seven boats with 17 anglers caught seven walleye; four bank anglers caught one bass and released one; three boats with four anglers caught one bass and released 52.
Cowlitz River -- Last week: 103 bank anglers caught 10 chinook and 11 steelhead; 34 boat anglers caught three chinook and 14 steelhead.
Toutle River South Fork -- Last week: 18 bank anglers caught two steelhead.
(Checks provided by state Fish and Wildlife are taken randomly and do not reflect all fish caught during that period.)
learn more on topics covered in the film
see the video
read the script
learn the songs