Columbia River Regional Fish Reportsby Mark Yuasa
Seattle Times, August 20, 2012
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Buoy 10 - Improved for Chinook over the weekend. A few coho are also being caught.
Lower Columbia mainstem below Bonneville Dam - Last week we sampled 2,347 salmonid anglers (including 494 boats) with 268 steelhead, 109 adult and 10 jack fall Chinook and 1 sockeye plus our first coho and cutthroat of the season. 168 (63%) of the steelhead were kept. 104 (95%) of the adult and 9 (90%) of jack Chinook were kept though all were legal to be kept. The cutthroat was kept but the coho and sockeye were released.
Just over 500 boats and 400 bank anglers were counted during last Saturday's effort flight count.
Bonneville Pool - Boat anglers are catching some Chinook and steelhead. There were 14 boats off the White Salmon and a handful off Drano last Saturday morning.
The Dalles Pool - The few boat and bank anglers sampled had no catch.
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