Columbia Springer Update

(REPORT COURTESY TANNA TAKATA, ODFW)

  • Spring chinook angling should improve once the water temperature rises a few degrees and the local tributaries drop and clear.  The area between the I-5 Bridge and Rooster Rock opened to boat angling on Tuesday March 1, and bank angling is currently allowed between Buoy 10 and Bonneville Dam.
  • Sturgeon angling remains slow in The Dalles and John Day pools, but should improve as the water temperature increases.

 

Cold water temperatures and poor weather conditions continue to slow down the salmonid catch rates.  Boat anglers in Troutdale averaged 0.10 spring chinook caught per boat, while anglers in the Portland to Longview area averaged 0.09 spring chinook caught per boat.  Bank anglers in the Portland to Longview area averaged 0.01 spring chinook and 0.07 steelhead caught per angler.

Gorge Bank:

No report.

Gorge Boats:

Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats.

Troutdale Boats:

Weekend checking showed three adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept, plus two unclipped spring chinook released for 50 boats (112 anglers).

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped spring chinook and four adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept, plus one unclipped spring chinook and 13 unclipped steelhead released for 244 bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekend checking showed eight adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept, plus three unclipped spring chinook released for 122 boats (288 anglers).

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