Sampling found surprisingly good catches of fall chinook in the lower Columbia and The Dalles pool last weekend given how hard the wind was howling and the rain pouring.
Still, with each passing day, chinook fishing becomes more and more a case of target-gone-by.
No sampling information is available from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife this week, so these are only Oregon checks.
Lower Columbia — Clatsop Spit to Jones Beach, nine Oregon bank rods with no catch. (ODFW)
Westport, Ore., to Portland, 25 boaters with seven adult fall chinook and four jacks kept; four Oregon bank rods with no catch. (ODFW)
Troutdale, seven boaters with six adult chinook; eight boaters with 10 walleye kept, (ODFW)
Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 101 boaters with 83 adult chinook and six jack chinook kept; 18 Oregon bank rods with two adult chinook and four jack chinook kept. (ODFW)
Mid-Columbia — The Dalles pool, 134 boaters with 66 chinook, two coho and two steelhead kept plus one chinook and one steelhead released; 32 bank rods with two chinook and one steelhead kept. (ODFW)