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Weekly Recreation Report: Columbia Zone

 

 

Updated June 21, 2016

 Columbia Zone Fishing

Columbia River near Roweena
Columbia River near Rowena
-Photo by Kathy Munsel, ODFW-

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Angling for summer Chinook and sockeye is open from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to the OR/WA Border.
  • Shad angling is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the OR/WA Border.
  • 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 are in effect (see special regulations for details).

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 the lower Columbia this past weekend salmonid angling ranged from fair to good. On Saturday’s (6/18) flight, 497 salmonid boats and 145 Oregon bank anglers were counted from the Astoria-Megler Bridge to Bonneville Dam. Boat anglers fishing in the gorge averaged 0.79 summer Chinook caught per boat, while anglers fishing in Troutdale averaged 0.21 summer Chinook caught per boat. In the Portland to Westport area, boat anglers averaged 0.34 summer Chinook, 0.20 steelhead and 0.11 sockeye caught per boat. Bank anglers fishing in the gorge this past week averaged 0.17 summer Chinook, while anglers fishing the Portland to Westport area averaged 0.05 summer Chinook, 0.04 steelhead and 0.07 sockeye caught per angler.

Gorge Bank:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped Chinook adult kept, plus two unclipped Chinook adults released for 18 bank anglers; and eight shad kept for seven shad anglers.

Gorge Boats:

Weekend checking showed three adipose fin-clipped Chinook adults kept, plus eight unclipped Chinook adults released for 14 boats (42 anglers); and 42 shad kept for five boats (13 anglers).

Spring Chinook

Spring Chinook
- Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed six adipose fin-clipped Chinook adults kept, plus six unclipped Chinook adults released for 58 boats (126 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank:

Weekend checking showed five adipose fin-clipped Chinook adults, four adipose fin-clipped steelhead and five sockeye kept, plus one unclipped Chinook adult, three unclipped Chinook jacks, one unclipped steelhead and three sockeye released for 115 bank anglers.

Portland to Westport Boats:

Weekend checking showed 25 adipose fin-clipped Chinook adults, six adipose fin-clipped Chinook jacks, 22 adipose fin-clipped steelhead and 10 sockeye kept, plus 16 unclipped Chinook adults, one unclipped Chinook jack, three unclipped steelhead and three sockeye released for 122 boats (317 anglers).

Estuary Bank (Tongue Point to Wauna Powerlines):

No report.

Estuary Boats (Tongue Point to Wauna Powerlines):

Weekend checking showed no catch for seven boats (18 anglers).

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam):

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped Chinook adult kept for nine bank anglers.

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam):

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped Chinook kept for 22 bank anglers; and one adipose fin-clipped Chinook kept, plus one unclipped Chinook released for three boats (four anglers).

John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam and John Day Arm):

Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (eight anglers).

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam):

Closed for retention. Weekend checking showed 53 sublegal, 24 legal and four oversize sturgeon released for three boats (12 anglers).

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam):

Closed for retention. Weekend checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus 54 sublegal sturgeon released for 143 bank anglers; and 52 legal white sturgeon kept, plus seven legal, 15 oversize and 589 sublegal sturgeon released for 95 boats (281 anglers).

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam to Johng Day Dam):

Weekly checking showed one sublegal and two oversize sturgeon released for one boat (five anglers).

Walleye male
Walleye male
-Joseph Tomelleri-

Walleye

Troutdale:

Weekend checking showed no catch for one boat (three anglers).

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam):

No report.

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam):

Weekly checking showed 29 walleye kept, plus three walleye released for three boats (11 anglers).

John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam):

No report.

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