The salmon season at Buoy 10 continues to hum along with anglers flocking to the mark that separates the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
The state of Oregon counted 826 boats at Buoy 10 this past weekend. Anglers averaged 2.24 chinook and 0.19 coho caught per boat.
Salmon fishing remains open in the Columbia River downstream of McNary Dam, but catch rates are low.
Angler sampling by Oregon (ODFW) Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Lower Columbia — Buoy 10 to Tongue Point, 535 adult chinook and 29 coho kept, plus 129 chinook, 27 coho and one steelhead released. (ODFW)
• Tongue Point to Portland, 178 boaters with 34 adult chinook and three jack chinook kept plus one adult chinook, one jack chinook and 21 steelhead released. (ODFW)
• Troutdale, 28 boaters with one chinook released; 14 boaters with one walleye kept and one released. (ODFW)
• Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), five boaters with no catch; 16 Oregon bank rods with two adult chinook kept. (ODFW)
Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, no catch for one bank angler; 10 boat anglers with one steelhead released; seven boaters with seven sublegal, two legal and three oversize white sturgeon released. (ODFW)
• The Dalles pool, eight boaters with 36 walleye kept; three boat anglers with one oversize sturgeon released. (ODFW)
• John Day pool, eight boaters with two shad kept and 20 shad released. (ODFW)