Strange fish appearing in Columbia River



Striped bass, pink salmon and now chum salmon?

Strange fish have been showing up lately in the Columbia River.

A 52-pound striped bass was caught in the gillnet fishery in mid-June near at the west end of the Columbia Gorge. A state fish sampler also saw an approximately 15-pound striped bass dead on the beach near Lyons Park at Woodland on June 22.

A pink salmon was counted on June 24 at Bonneville Dam and a chum salmon has been caught off the tribal scaffolds downstream of John Day Dam.