(REPORT COURTESY TANNA TAKATA, ODFW)
Weekend Fishing Opportunities:
Angling is CLOSED for salmon, steelhead and shad in the lower Columbia from the Buoy 10 line upstream to Bonneville Dam.
Spring chinook angling is open through Sunday May 6 (or until the catch guideline is met) between Tower Island and the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and Tower Island.
Sturgeon retention is allowed three days per week (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) from Marker 82 downstream to Wauna Powerlines through July 31with a 38-inch minimum and 54-inch maximum fork length restriction in effect.
Walleye fishing is good in The Dalles Pool.
COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, BUOY 10 LINE UPSTREAM TO BONNEVILLE DAM: Effective Monday April 23, angling for salmon, steelhead and shad is prohibited.
Bonneville Pool: Weekly checking showed two adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept for nine bank anglers.
The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed 17 adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept, plus three unclipped spring chinook released for 243 bank anglers; and six adipose fin-clipped spring chinook and one adipose fin-clipped steelhead kept for 19 boats (46 anglers).
John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed one adipose fin-clipped spring chinook kept for one bank angler; and no catch for five boats (11 anglers).
Sturgeon catch and effort is low on the lower Columbia River. On Saturday’s (4/28) flight, 71 sturgeon boats and 16 Oregon bank anglers were counted.
Gorge Bank: Weekly checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept for four bank anglers.
Gorge Boats: Weekly checking showed one legal and three sublegal sturgeon released for two boats (three anglers).
Troutdale Bank: No report.
Troutdale Boats: Weekly checking showed eight sublegal sturgeon released for one boat (two anglers).
Portland to Longview Bank: Weekly checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for 13 bank anglers.
Portland to Longview Boats: Weekly checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept, plus 24 sublegal sturgeon released for 25 boats (62 anglers).
The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one legal, one oversize and 38 sublegal sturgeon released for 30 bank anglers; and three oversize and 59 sublegal sturgeon released for eight boats (21 anglers).
John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed one oversize and five sublegal sturgeon released for 29 bank anglers; and four legal white sturgeon kept, plus one legal, five oversize and 27 sublegal sturgeon released for 22 boats (48 anglers).
Troutdale: No report.
Portland to Longview boats: No report.
The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed 19 walleye kept, plus three walleye released for five boats (18 anglers).
John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed no catch for 10 boats (22 anglers).