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Columbia River Regional Fishing Reports

by Mark Yuasa
Seattle Times, October 30, 2012

Steelhead swim up to 900 miles from the ocean to the headwaters. Here are the fishing reports by Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Vancouver:


Cowlitz River - Bank anglers at the barrier dam are catching fall chinook and coho though most of the fall chinook were unmarked and released.

Kalama River - Bank anglers continue to catch a mix of fall chinook, coho, and summer run steelhead. Most of the chinook are dark and were released.

Lewis River - North Fork Lewis boat anglers are primarily catching fall chinook while bank anglers are primarily catching coho though overall catch of coho is light.

Klickitat River - Bank anglers on the lower river are catching a mix of fall chinook and coho.

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam - Last week we sampled 85 salmon anglers (including 19 boats) with one adult fall chinook, one steelhead and two adult coho. All the fish were kept.

Bonneville Pool - Boat anglers at the mouth of the Klickitat are catching coho.

The Dalles Pool - Anglers are catching some fall Chinook and summer run steelhead.


Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam - The few anglers sampled from Camas/Washougal upstream in the current catch and release only fishery did well on legal size fish.

The Dalles Pool - Bank anglers are catching some legals.


The Dalles Pool - The few boat anglers sampled last week had no catch.

Mark Yuasa
Columbia River Regional Fishing Reports
Seattle Times, October 30, 2012

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