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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Feb. 28, 2024

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Fishing report for week of Sept. 11-16


Fall salmon fishing remains open through Thursday between Warrior Rock and Bonneville Dam. State officials extended the season for a week and will meet again on Wednesday.

Salmon fishing will be open through Sunday between Warrior Rock (St. Helens, Ore.) and the west end of Puget Island near Cathlamet.

State biologists have upgraded the forecast of Columbia River fall chinook to 680,800 fish, compared to the initial forecast of 554,000.

Fishery reports



Buoy 10 — 261 boats/736 rods with 94 chinook and 220 coho kept plus 183 chinook and 201 coho released

Tongue Point to West Puget Island — Five boats/14 rods with one coho kept.

West Puget Island to Rainier, Ore. — Four boats/eight rods with no catch.

Rainier to Sauvie Island — Eighty-one boats/190 rods with 27 adult chinook, two jack chinook and two coho kept plus one chinook, two coo and one jack coho released.

Sauvie Island to Portland — 234 boats/549 rods with 272 adult chinook, 30 jack chinook and 18 coho kept plus 35 chinook, seven jack chinook and 13 coho released.

Troutdale, Ore. — 291 boats/633 rods with 202 adult chinook, 19 jack chinook and nine coho kept plus 19 adult chinook, one jack chinook and 15 coho released.

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam) — Eighty-one boats/256 rods with 174 adult chinook, 13 jack chinook and three coho kept plus 11 adult chinook and three coho released; 56 Oregon bank rods with six chinook and two jack chinook kept.

Bonneville pool — 127 boats/380 rods with 149 adult chinook, 15 jack chinook and two coho kept plus 21 adult chinook and one jack chinook released.

The Dalles pool — 99 boats/260 rods with 60 adult chinook, four jack chinook and one jack coho kept.

John Day pool — Five boats/nine rods with no salmon.


Bonneville pool — One boat/one angler with no catch.

The Dalles pool — One boat/two rods with two walleye released.

John Day pool — Nine boats/17 rods with 59 walleye kept and one released.


The water level has dropped to 959 feet elevation. The boat ramp is usable at elevations of 975 feet and higher. This means fall trout fishing, which can be excellent, will be limited to fishing from the shoreline.