Columbia River Fishing Report

(OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE)

Salmonid angler effort decreased slightly in the lower Columbia River this past weekend with 603 boats and 183 Oregon bank anglers counted on Saturday’s (3/13) flight.  Catch rates for spring chinook are improving, and should get much better in the coming weeks.

Gorge Bank & Boat:

Weekend checking showed no catch for 11 bank anglers.

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed three adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept and two unclipped spring chinook released for 29 boats (62 anglers).

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for 61 bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boat:

Weekend checking showed nine adipose fin-clipped spring chinook and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus three unclipped spring chinook released for 100 boats (241 anglers).

Estuary Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for three bank anglers.

Estuary Boat:

Weekend checking showed 20 adipose fin-clipped spring chinook and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept for 41 boats (93 anglers).

Bonneville Pool:

No report.

The Dalles Pool:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus four unclipped steelhead released for 20 bank anglers.

John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):

No report.

STURGEON:

Gorge Bank:

Weekend checking showed eight legal white sturgeon kept, plus one legal, one oversize, and 21 sublegal sturgeon released for 33 bank anglers.

Gorge Boats:

No report. Effort has been very light.

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed no catch for four boats (13 anglers).

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekend checking showed no catch for 12 bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekend checking showed no catch for three boats (nine anglers).

Estuary Boats:

No report.

Bonneville Pool Boat and Bank:

Closed for retention. No report.

The Dalles Pool Boat and Bank:

Weekly checking showed one sublegal sturgeon released for 27 bank anglers; and four legal white sturgeon kept, plus three oversize, and 122 sublegal sturgeon released for 10 boats (29 anglers).

John Day Pool Boat and Bank:

Closed for retention. No report.

WALLEYE:

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed no catch for one boat (one angler).

Bonneville Pool Boats:

No report.

The Dalles Pool Boats:

Weekly checking showed no catch for five bank anglers; and 14 walleye kept, plus three walleye released for 10 boats (21 anglers).

John Day Pool Boats:

No report.

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