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Weekly Recreation Report: Columbia Zone


 

 

July 25, 2017

 Columbia Zone Fishing

Chinook Salmon
Father and son time well spent!!
-Photo by Wade Campbell-

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and steelhead is open from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.
  • Angling for summer Chinook, sockeye and steelhead is open from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA Border.
  • Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the OR/WA Border.
  • The McNary Pool is open to the retention of legal white sturgeon through July 31.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to McNary Dam, but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries take effect May 1 (see special regulations for details).
  • Walleye fishing has been outstanding in the John Day Pool.

Current Columbia River regulations for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found at the Sport Fishing Regulation Update page.

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

On Saturday’s (7/22) flight, 211 salmonid boats and 42 Oregon bank anglers were counted from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to Bonneville Dam.

Gorge Bank: Weekly checking showed one adult Chinook and one steelhead kept, plus one Chinook and three steelhead released for 73 salmonid anglers.

Gorge Boats: Weekly checking showed ten adult Chinook and three Chinook jacks kept, plus six adult Chinook and four steelhead released for ten salmonid boats (44 anglers).

Troutdale Boats: Weekly checking showed six adult Chinook and five steelhead kept, plus eight adult Chinook, one Chinook jack and 11 steelhead released for 69 salmonid boats (122 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank: Weekly checking showed one adult Chinook and two steelhead kept for 37 bank anglers.

Portland to Westport Boats: Weekly checking showed six adult Chinook, one Chinook jack and four steelhead kept, plus four adult Chinook, one Chinook jack and six steelhead released for 47 boats (106 anglers).

Estuary Bank (Astoria-Megler Bridge to Wauna Power lines): Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid anglers.

Estuary Boats (Astoria-Megler Bridge to Wauna Power lines): Weekly checking showed no catch for six salmonid boats (19 anglers).

Bonneville Pool: Weekly checking showed two steelhead kept and five steelhead released for three boats (four anglers)

The Dalles Pool: No report.

John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (three anglers).

Sturgeon

Gorge boats: Catch and release only. No report.

Portland to Wauna Power lines: Catch and release only. Weekly checking showed one legal and 12 sublegal sturgeon released for one boat (two anglers).

Estuary Boats (Buoy 10 to Wauna Power lines): Catch and release only. Weekly checking showed 33 legal, four sublegal and 28 oversize sturgeon released for eight boats (31 anglers).

Bonneville Pool: Catch and release only. No report

The Dalles Pool: Catch and release only. No report.

John Day Pool: Catch and release only. Weekly checking showed three legal, 14 sublegal and nine oversize sturgeon released for four boats (10 anglers).

Walleye
Walleye
-Photo courtesy N. Jenkins, OR Bass & Panfish Club-

Walleye

Troutdale boats: Weekly checking showed 28 walleye kept, plus one walleye released for 17 boats (40 anglers).

Bonneville Pool: No report.

The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed three walleye kept and five released for seven bank anglers; and 76 walleye kept, plus 20 walleye released for 10 boats (25 anglers).

John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed 1,022 walleye kept and 453 released for 110 boats (225 anglers).

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