2016 Columbia River Fishing Report

Posted by on September 14, 2016

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Lunker Alert!

 

09/14/2016

 

2016 Columbia River Fishing Report:

 

Columbia River sport fishery remains open for fall chinook

Action:  Allows retention of hatchery chinook on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Warrior Rock. 

Species affected:  Hatchery chinook, defined as having a clipped adipose fin or a clipped left ventral fin.

Effective dates:  Thursday, Sept.15 through Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

Daily limit:

  • Buoy 10:  Chinook minimum size 24-inches.  Coho minimum size 16-inches.  Daily limit is two fish of which only one may be a chinook.  Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day. Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.
  • Tongue Point/Rocky Point to Warrior Rock: Minimum size is 12-inches.  Daily limit is six fish, but only two may be adults, of which only one may be a hatchery chinook.  Only one hatchery steelhead may be retained per day.  Release all salmon other than hatchery (adipose or left-ventral fin clipped) chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery salmon remain available based on current chinook forecasts and harvest estimates to date.

All other permanent rules apply.

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This concludes our 2016 Columbia River Fishing Report


 

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