Fishing report 10/6
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sturgeon fishing effort is zooming with the resumption of catch-and-keep angling in the lower Columbia River.
Retention is allowed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. To no one's surprise, most of the catch came in the Bonneville area.
Fall chinook fishing is pretty much target-gone-by now, with 95 percent of the run over Bonneville Dam.
Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:
Lower Columbia — Estuary, one bank rod with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)
Longview to Portland, 87 boaters with 13 adult chinook, one jack chinook and eight adult coho kept plus two coh released; 151 boaters with 18 legal sturgeon kept plus 113 sublegals released. (ODFW)
Longview, 11 bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)
Kalama, 10 bank rods with one adult chinook kept; 10 bank rods with two sublegal sturgeon released; two boaters with two legal sturgeon kept. (WDFW)
Woodland, 40 bank rods with one adult chinook, one adult coho and three steelhead kept; four bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)
Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 21 bank rods with three adult chinook kept; six boaters with two adult chinook kept; five boaters with one legal sturgeon kept and four sublegals released. (WDFW)
Troutdale, 68 boaters with three adult chinook, one jack chinook and two adult coho; 25 boaters with 62 sublegal sturgeon released; three boaters with three walleye kept and one released. (ODFW)
North Bonneville, three boaters with one jack chinook released; seven bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; 209 bank rods with 52 legal sturgeon kept plus three legal, one oversize and 86 sublegals released. (WDFW)
Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 79 boaters with 14 adult chinook, six jack chinook and one adult coho kept plus one coho released; 97 boaters with 17 legal sturgeon kept plus eight legal, 19 oversize and 168 sublegals released; two boaters with no walleye. (ODFW)
Mid-Columbia — Bonneville, pool, 30 boaters with two adult chinook and three coho kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)
Cowlitz — Thirty-three bank rods with one adult chinook and three adult coho kept plus two adult coho released; 39 boaters with 11 adult coho, one steelhead and two adult chinook kept plus three adult chinook and nine adult coho released. (WDFW)
Lewis — Six bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; four boaters with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)
North Fork Lewis — Sixteen boaters with five adult chinook and one coho kept plus two adult chinook released; 60 bank rods with five adult chinook kept plus four adult chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)
Klickitat — Two boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)