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Fishing Report, September 19

by Terry Otto
The Columbian, September 19, 2019

Spring chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River is popular (shown here) as is fishing for Fall Chinook White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.

The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam. However, the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is closed to the retention of chinook. Anglers may still keep two hatchery coho a day.

Trout fishing is good in high elevation lakes.

Fishing for albacore tuna continues to be very good out of Ilwaco when the ocean cooperates.

Coho fishing is fair at Buoy 10.


Columbia River Mainstem

Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam -- Release all Chinook, two hatchery adult coho may be retained. Coho fishing up to Bonneville Dam is slow but improving. Anglers have been releasing good numbers of chinook.

Columbia River Tributaries

Fishery reports . . .

Terry Otto
Fishing Report, September 19
The Columbian, September 19, 2019

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