Lower Columbia Fishing Report (4-4-18)

THE FOLLOWING IS THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE RECREATION REPORT FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER ZONE

Salmon, Steelhead and Shad

On Saturday’s (3/31) flight, 1,450 salmonid boats and 281 Oregon bank anglers were counted from the Columbia River estuary to Bonneville Dam. Gorge boat anglers averaged 0.20 adult spring Chinook caught per boat while boat anglers in the Troutdale area averaged 0.13 adult spring Chinook caught per boat. In the Portland to St. Helens area, boat anglers averaged 0.29 adult spring Chinook caught per boat and 0.01 steelhead, while boat anglers fishing the area from Goble to Beaver (Clatskanie) averaged only 0.03 adult spring Chinook per boat. The best success was found in the area from Westport to Buoy 10, where boat anglers averaged 0.54 adult spring Chinook per boat and 0.03 steelhead.  Bank anglers in the Gorge had no success while those fishing the area from Portland to Westport caught 0.02 adult spring Chinook per angler.

BRONCOS FAN DWIGHT INGLER OF DENVER CAUGHT THIS NICE SPRING CHINOOK WHILE TROLLING A HERRING BEHIND A FISH FLASH WITH GUIDE MIKE KELLEY. (VIA BUZZ RAMSEY)

Gorge Bank: Weekend checking showed no catch for four bank anglers.

Gorge Boats (below Beacon Rock): Weekend checking showed two adult spring Chinook kept for 10 boats (28 anglers).

Troutdale Boats: Weekend checking showed five adult spring Chinook kept for 40 boats (85 anglers).

Portland to Westport Bank: Weekend checking showed one adult spring Chinook kept, plus one adult spring Chinook released for 114 bank anglers.

Portland to St. Helens Boats: Weekend checking showed 61 adult spring Chinook kept, plus eight adult spring Chinook released for 240 boats (649 anglers).

Goble to Beaver (Clatskanie) Boats: Weekend checking showed one adult spring Chinook kept for 39 boats (93 anglers).

Wauna Powerlines to Clatsop Spit Bank: No report for the weekend.

Westport to Buoy 10 Boats: Weekend checking showed 39 adult spring Chinook kept and one steelhead kept, plus six adult spring Chinook released for 84 boats (240 anglers).

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): No report.

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): No report.

John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam): No report.

STURGEON

Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam):  Closed for retention.  Weekend checking showed two sublegal sturgeon released for four boats.

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): Closed for retention.  No report.

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Closed for retention.  No report.

John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam): Closed for retention.  No report.

WALLEYE

Bonneville Pool: No report.

The Dalles Pool: No report.

John Day Pool: No report.

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