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Weekly Recreation Report: Columbia Zone

 

 

Updated May 3, 2016

 Columbia Zone Fishing

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

Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

  • Spring Chinook angling is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks only between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines.
  • White sturgeon retention is open in the John Day Pool until the respective guideline of 500 legal white sturgeon is met. Anglers are catching a few keepers.
  • White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to the John Day Dam, but remains an option for catch and release fishing.
  • Walleye fishing remains good to outstanding for boat anglers fishing in The Dalles and John Day pools.

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

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

As of Sunday May 1, 44,695 spring Chinook have crossed over Bonneville Dam.

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

No report.

Spring Chinook

Spring Chinook
- Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

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

Weekly checking showed five adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus four unclipped spring Chinook released for 59 bank anglers; and five adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept for 14 boats (33 anglers).

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

Weekly checking showed three adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook kept, plus one unclipped spring Chinook released for 65 bank anglers; and three unclipped spring Chinook released for 38 boats (87 anglers).

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam):

Closed for retention. No report.

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

Closed for retention.

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

Weekly checking showed one sublegal sturgeon released for seven bank anglers; and nine legal white sturgeon kept, plus nine oversize and 24 sublegal sturgeon released for 18 boats (46 anglers).

Walleye

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 27 walleye kept, plus 14 walleye released for four boats (eight anglers).

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

Weekly checking showed one walleye kept for two bank anglers; and 58 walleye kept, plus 84 walleye released for 16 boats (34 anglers).

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