Fishing report 10/04

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Opportunities are waning for salmon fishing as the chinook run winds down and few late coho are expected.

The gillnetters will be fishing with eight-inch-mesh nets tonight plus the nights of Sunday, Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 14, plus with six-inch-mesh in the daylight on Oct. 10.

Washington and Oregon agreed this week that sturgeon retention in the lower Columbia will not resume on Oct. 20 as scheduled initially. The sport fleet has just 87 sturgeon remaining the allocation for Wauna to Bonneville Dam.

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

Lower Columbia — Buoy 10 on Saturday, 51 boaters with 10 coho kept; on Sunday, three boaters with no coho kept. (WDFW)

Cathlamet, three bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Wauna power lines to Warrior Rock, 29 boaters with two adult coho and one steelhead kept plus five adult coho, one jack coho, one steelhead, five adult chinook and one jack chinook released. (ODFW)

Longview, 12 bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, three boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Kalama, 14 bank rods with one jack chinook and two jack coho released; two boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Woodland, seven bank rods with no catch; 12 boaters with three adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Portland, 75 boaters with seven adult chinook, two jack chinook, one adult coho and one jack coho kept. (ODFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 128 boaters with 43 adult chinook, five jack chinook and three adult coho kept plus three adult coho released; 107 bank rods with seven adult chinook, three jack chinook and two steelhead kept plus two steelhead and one jack chinook released; one boater with no walleye. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, two bank rods with no catch; 10 boaters with three adult chinook and one jack chinook kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 139 boaters with seven adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus two jack chinook and five coho released; five boaters with 16 walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 76 boaters with nine adult chinook and eight jack chinook kept plus three adult coho and one steelhead released; 13 bank rods with no catch; five boaters with one walleye kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 63 bank rods with six adult chinook, eight jack chinook, one adult coho, three jack coho and two steelhead kept plus one steelhead and one jack chinook released; 45 boaters with 16 adult and five jack chinook kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 205 boaters with 53 adult chinook, 15 jack chinook, four adult coho and one steelhead kept plus two adult chinook, four jack chinook, one legal sturgeon and one oversize sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 36 boaters with 21 chinook, one coho and three steelhead kept. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, six bank rods with 12 sublegal sturgeon released; two boaters with two legal sturgeon kept; six bank rods with no salmon; two boaters with one chinook kept; one bank rod with two walleye kept. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Thirty-eight boaters with three adult coho, one jack coho and one cutthroat trout kept plus two jack chinook, five adult coho and one jack coho released; 130 bank rods with four adult coho and one jack chinook kept plus six adult coho, six adult chinook and a cutthroat trout released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Twelve bank rods with two adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Lewis — Two bank rods with one adult chinook released; three bank rods with two adult chinook and one adult coho released. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Seventy-one bank rods with four adult chinook, one adult coho and three jack coho kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Fifteen bank rods with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Wind — One boater with two adult coho kept. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Twenty-two boaters with 13 adult chinook kept and one released. (WDFW)

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