Fishing report, Aug. 22

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Chinook fishing at Buoy 10 switches to hatchery-only on Friday, with Washington and Oregon officials meeting again Tuesday to see if the season can continue through Sept. 1.

Catches have been excellent, but were reported very poor on Tuesday with windy conditions.

The catch from Aug. 1 through Monday was 13,300 chinook on a guideline of 20,000, with as many as 1,600 chinook a day being caught. The coho catch through Monday was 2,000 with a season expectation of 8,000.

Anglers still can keep wild chinook upstream of Tongue Point in Oregon or Rocky Point in Washington, plus in the ocean off the Columbia River mouth.

Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday said anglers with an unmarked chinook can motor through the Buoy 10 area, but should not stop and fish.

Gillnetting upstream of the mouth of the Lewis River resumes tonight from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday.

At Buoy 10 last week, Oregon sampled 5,176 anglers last week with 2,121 adult chinook, 443 coho and six steelhead kept plus 421 chinook and 233 coho released.

So far, 68 percent of the Buoy 10 catch has been landed at Oregon ports.

The Columbia River Compact will meet at 1 p.m. today to adopt additional commercial fishing periods for the area between Woodland and Beacon Rock.

Kokanee fishing has been slow at Merwin Reservoir.

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

Lower Columbia -- Washington estuary, three bank rods with two steelhead kept; 13 boaters with one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

• Cathlamet, 20 bank rods with two steelhead kept; 13 boaters with one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

• Longview, 201 boaters with 14 adult chinook, one jack chinook and seven steelhead kept plus seven steelhead and one adult chinook released; 202 bank rods with two adult chinook and 24 steelhead kept plus 21 steelhead released. (WDFW)

• Westport to Portland, 449 boaters with 43 adult chinook, one jack chinook and 30 steelhead kept plus one adult chinook, one jack chinook and 10 steelhead released; 19 Oregon bank rods with no catch; two boaters with two walleye kept. (ODFW)

• Cowlitz River mouth, 67 boaters with three adult chinook and 28 steelhead kept plus seven steelhead released. (WDFW)n Kalama, 177 boaters with 17 adult chinook kept and two released; 160 bank rods with 19 adult chinook and four steelhead kept plus one adult chinook and four steelhead released. (WDFW)n Woodland, 188 boaters with 40 adult chinook kept and one steelhead released; 165 bank rods with 13 adult chinook and 14 steelhead kept plus eight steelhead released. (WDFW)n Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 83 bank rods with seven adult chinook and four steelhead kept plus two steelhead released; 53 boaters with four adult chinook and three steelhead kept plus two steelhead released. (DFW)n Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 19 boaters with no catch; 44 bank rods with three steelhead and one jack chinook kept plus four steelhead released. (WDFW)n Troutdale, 33 boaters with no salmon or steelhead; 14 boaters with 10 walleye kept. (ODFW)n Camas-Washougal, 11 bank rods with no catch; 57 boaters with one adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus three steelhead released; seven boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)n North Bonneville, two boaters with no catch; 185 bank rods with two adult chinook, one jack chinook and 26 steelhead kept plus 22 steelhead released. (WDFW)n Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 41 boaters with one adult chinook and two jack chinook kept; 36 Oregon bank rods with two steelhead kept and two released; six boaters with one walleye kept. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia -- Bonneville pool, nine boaters with two steelhead released. (WDFW)n The Dalles pool, eight boaters with nine walleye kept and six released; six bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept and 14 sublegals released; three boaters with 20 sublegal sturgeon released; 22 boaters with four chinook released; nine bank rods with no catch; one boater with 20 bass released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz -- Thirty-five bank rods with nine jack chinook kept plus two adult chinook, two jack chinook and one cutthroat released; 13 boat rods with two steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Wind -- Fifteen boaters with six steelhead kept and six steelhead released; four bank rods with two steelhead kept and one released. (WDFW)

Drano Lake -- Fifty-one boaters with six adult chinook, one jack chinook and 17 steelhead kept plus 28 steelhead released. (WDFW)