Fishing report 8/16

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Chinook catches at Buoy 10 at the Columbia River mouth have been good, especially for this early in August.

Anglers report catching salmon on both sides of the river.

Sampling by Washington on Sunday tallied 379 rods with 130 chinook and 16 coho. Monday's numbers were 246 rods with 84 chinook and eight coho.

Oregon sampled 400 chinook at its ports alone on Tuesday. The chinook catch, minus Washington's Tuesday number is 2,823 fish.

Salmon catches off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts remain at less than a fish per rod.

Last week, 2,917 anglers caught 601 chinook and 1,858 coho. The cumulative coho catch for the season is at just 21 percent of the quota, while the chinook catch is 48.6 percent of the guideline.

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

Lower Columbia — Buoy 10 to Tongue Point, 881 boaters with 342 adult fall chinook, 17 adult coho and one steelhead kept plus 111 fall chinook, three steelhead and 46 coho released. (ODFW)

Estuary, 11 boaters with one steelhead kept and three released; 17 bank rods with three steelhead kept and five released. (WDFW)

Cathlamet, 35 boaters with seven steelhead kept; 56 bank rods with 11 steelhead kept and four released. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 109 boaters with five adult fall chinook and 11 steelhead kept plus nine steelhead released; 17 Oregon bank rods with one steelhead kept. (ODFW)

Longview, 154 boaters with 22 steelhead and two jack chinook kept plus one jack chinook and five steelhead released; 264 bank rods with 18 steelhead kept and seven released; four boaters with no sturgeon; two boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 73 boaters with four adult chinook and five steelhead kept plus four steelhead released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 85 boaters with one adult fall chinook and eight steelhead kept; 210 bank rods with 11 adult chinook and 15 steelhead kept plus four steelhead and one jack chinook released; two boaters with one legal and four sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 105 boaters with five adult fall chinook, one jack chinook and 33 steelhead kept plus six steelhead released; 237 bank rods with one adult chinook and 35 steelhead kept plus 20 steelhead released; one boater with one walleye kept. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 59 boaters with one adult chinook and six steelhead kept plus four steelhead released; 171 bank rods with five adult chinook and 18 steelhead plus 11 steelhead released; two boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, six boaters with two steelhead released; 42 bank rods with one fall chinook and two steelhead kept plus two steelhead released; two boaters with one legal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 125 boaters with three adult fall chinook and two steelhead kept plus three steelhead and one jack chinook released; 22 boaters with 10 walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 34 boaters with two adult fall chinook and three steelhead kept plus four steelhead released; 19 bank rods with no catch; one boater with no walleye. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, seven boaters with one steelhead kept; 362 bank rods with five adult fall chinook and 97 steelhead kept plus 84 steelhead released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 57 boaters with 11 steelhead kept and seven released; 52 Oregon bank rods with two chinook and three steelhead kept plus one steelhead released; two boaters with one walleye kept. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 17 boaters with six steelhead and one chinook kept plus two chinook and two steelhead released. (WDFW

The Dalles pool, five boaters with two oversize sturgeon released; 10 boaters with two steelhead kept and three released; 17 bank rods with one steelhead kept and three released; three boaters with two bass kept and 32 released. (WDFW)

South Fork Toutle — Six bank rods with no steelhead. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Ninety-four boaters with 39 steelhead kept; 68 bank rods with six steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Lewis — Three boaters with one steelhead kept and two released. (WDFW)

Wind — Six bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Fifty-four boaters with 12 steelhead and one chinook kept plus seven steelhead released. (WDFW)

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