Fishing report 8/23

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Salmon angling remains good at Buoy 10 with the catch average a little better than a fish per three rods.

Washington sampling on Tuesday was 168 rods with 58 chinook and 21 coho. Through Sunday, the Buoy 10 total is 20,977 trips with 6,296 chinook kept and 627 coho kept. Forty-five percent of the allocated 13,900 chinook had been caught.

The best chinook tides of the season start on Thursday with high water at 6:23 a.m. Thursday, 7:36 a.m. Friday and 8:56 a.m. Saturday and exchanges of only 3.1 to 4.5 feet.

In the ocean off the Columbia River mouth, the estimates for last week were 3,612 anglers with 758 chinook and 325 coho. That's a catch of a little less than a fish per two rods.

Twenty-three percent of the coho quota and 55 percent of the chinook allocation for southern Washington-northern Oregon had been caught through Sunday.

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

Lower Columbia — Estuary, eight boaters with 11 steelhead kept and three released. (WDFW)

Clatsop Spit to Jones Beach, 25 Oregon bank rods with one adult fall chinook kept and one jack chinook released. (ODFW)

Cathlamet, 33 boaters with one fall chinook and two steelhead kept; 18 bank rods with two steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Longview, 421 boaters with 25 adult fall chinook, four jack chinook and eight steelhead kept plus six steelhead released; 252 bank rods with one adult chinook, one cutthroat trout and 18 steelhead kept plus seven steelhead and one jack chinook released. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 427 boaters with 34 adult chinook and 15 steelhead kept plus three adult chinook and six steelhead released; 52 Oregon bank rods with one adult chinook kept and two steelhead released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 66 boaters with five adult chinook and 12 steelhead kept plus two steelhead and one adult coho released; three bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Kalama, 229 boaters with 15 adult chinook and four steelhead kept plus 10 steelhead released; 328 bank rods with 23 adult chinook, four jack chinook and five steelhead kept plus seven steelhead and one chinook released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 229 boaters with 18 adult chinook and four steelhead kept plus five steelhead and two chinook released; 278 bank rods with three adult chinook and 15 steelhead kept plus six steelhead and one adult chinook released. (WDFW)

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

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 25 bank rods with two steelhead and one adult chinook kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 89 boaters with one adult chinook and one steelhead kept; 14 boaters with seven walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 16 boaters with one steelhead kept and one sockeye released; two bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 298 bank rods with two adult chinook, one jack chinook and 78 steelhead kept plus 47 steelhead released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 12 boaters with two adult chinook and one jack kept; 52 Oregon bank rods with three steelhead kept; two boaters with two walleye kept and one released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, four boaters with one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, two bank rods with no sturgeon; nine bank rods and nine boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Eighty-four boaters with 46 steelhead and one adult chinook kept plus two steelhead released; 70 bank rods with six steelhead and one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Lewis — Four boaters with two steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Wind — Five boaters with four steelhead kept and one released. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Sixty-one boaters with 40 steelhead and three adult chinook kept plus 25 steelhead released. (WDFW)