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Fishing Report, June 12

by Terry Otto
The Columbian, June 12, 2019

(Dick Borneman) A spring chinook caught in early March 2009 near the upper end of Bachelor Island Anglers continue to catch spring Chinook in the Willamette River.

On the Columbia, Angling for summer steelhead and spring Chinook jacks is open through Saturday from Tongue Point upstream to the I-5 Bridge.

Effective Sunday, angling for summer steelhead will be open from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Washington-Oregon border. The retention of Chinook and sockeye is prohibited.

Angling for shad is open from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia upstream to the Washington-Oregon 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 currently in effect.

Panfish and bass are biting well in local lakes

Trout fishing continues to be good in lowland lakes, high country lakes, and streams. Morning and evening are the best times to fish.

Walleye angling is good in the John Day Pool.


Columbia River Mainstem

Columbia River Tributaries . . .

Terry Otto
Fishing Report, June 12
The Columbian, June 12, 2019

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