Fishing report 7/7

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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State and tribal biologists say summer chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River will not be quite as large as forecast.

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee on Tuesday downgraded the summer chinook forecast from 91,100 to 77,000. The sockeye forecast remains at 161,900.

Summer chinook catches traditionally wane in July.

Sturgeon fishing is open today through Saturday in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River in a rare summer season.

Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:

Lower Columbia — Buoy 10 to Puget Island, 601 boaters with 143 legal sturgeon kept plus five legal, 26 oversize, five green, and 624 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Estuary, two boaters with one steelhead kept; 30 bank rods with three steelhead kept and one released. (WDFW)

Astoria Bridge to Puget Island, 36 boaters with five adult summer chinook, five jack chinook, four steelhead and three sockeye kept plus one adult chinook, one jack chinook and two steelhead released. (ODFW)

Cathlamet, 44 boaters with five adult summer chinook, three jacks, five steelhead and one sockeye kept plus one adult chinook and one steelhead released; 83 bank rods with 17 steelhead and four sockeye kept plus one adult summer chinook, one jack chinook and two steelhead released; three boaters with one sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland boats, 80 boaters with eight adult summer chinook, four jack chinook and one sockeye kept plus five adult chinook, two jacks and one steelhead released; eight boaters with seven sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Longview, 90 boaters with eight adult summer chinook, one jack and eight steelhead kept plus two summer chinook and 10 steelhead released; 252 bank rods with 25 steelhead and 15 sockeye kept plus 11 steelhead, one jack chinook and one sockeye released; eight bank rods with one sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 60 boaters with one adult summer chinook and two jack chinook kept plus four adult chinook released; 90 bank rods with three adult summer chinook and two steelhead kept plus one summer chinook, two jacks and four steelhead released; 14 boaters with three legal sturgeon kept plus 32 sublegals released; three bank rods with three sublegals released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 42 boaters with three adult summer chinook and one jack kept plus one adult chinook released; 118 bank rods with four adult summer chinook, two steelhead and four sockeye kept plus two adult chinook and one steelhead released; 10 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 52 boaters with four adult chinook and two steelhead kept plus one adult chinook, one steelhead and one sockeye released; 89 bank rods with one adult summer chinook, one jack, two steelhead and one sockeye released plus one adult chinook and two steelhead released; four boaters with two legal sturgeon kept plus seven sublegals released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 65 boaters with two adult summer chinook kept and one steelhead released; two boaters with one shad; 23 boaters with three legal sturgeon kept plus one oversize and 22 sublegals released. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 39 boaters with five adult summer chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one adult chinook released; 10 bank rods with one adult summer chinook kept; two bank rods with no sturgeon; 13 boaters with three legal sturgeon kept plus three oversize and six sublegals released; seven bank rods with two shad kept; three boaters with one shad kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, seven boaters with one adult summer chinook kept and one released; 203 bank rods with 12 adult summer chinook and five jacks kept plus 11 adult chinook and two steelhead released; four boaters with 25 shad kept; 181 bank rods with 457 shad kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 39 boaters with one adult summer chinook and four jacks kept; six boaters with six shad kept

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Marker 82), 41 boaters with one legal sturgeon kept plus nine oversize and 53 sublegals released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 30 boaters with 15 legal sturgeon kept plus six legal, three oversize and 127 sublegals released; 63 bank rods with eight legal sturgeon kept plus two legal and 72 sublegals released; nine boaters with 19 bass kept and 26 released; three bank rods with one bass kept and five released. (WDFW)

Bonneville pool, 16 anglers with three sockeye kept; 17 anglers with 126 shad kept and 50 released. (ODFW)

The Dalles pool, four boaters with one legal sturgeon kept plus 12 sublegals released; 15 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept plus nine sublegals released; one boater with two bass released; four boaters with 17 walleye kept. (WDFW)