Columbia Fall King Forecast: ‘Similar’ To 2022 Return
THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL CAME FROM WDFW AND ODFW
Columbia River Fall Chinook
• 2022 Returns
o Adult fall Chinook return was predicted to be 485,500 fish.
o Preliminary adult return is about 137% of the forecast.
o The preliminary Bonneville Pool Hatchery (BPH) tule adult return appears to be
the highest return since 1964.
o BPH tule jack return appears to be similar to the 2021 return.
o Upriver Bright (URB) and Pool Upriver Bright (PUB) stocks appear to have higher
jack returns than the 2021 returns.
o Lower River Hatchery (LRH) tule jack return appears to be similar to the 2021
• 2023 Outlook
o Fall Chinook returns should be similar to the 2022 returns.
Columbia River Coho
• 2022 preliminary Coho return is about 70% of the forecast (683,700).
• 2022 preliminary Coho jack return appears to be less than the 2021 return of
LRH – Lower River Hatchery
BPH – Bonneville Pool Hatchery Bright
URB – Upriver Bright
PUB – Pool Upriver Bright
LRB – Lower River Bright
LRW – Lower River Wild
SAB – Select Area Bright
*Returns and forecasts are to the Columbia River mouth.
December 27, 2022
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife