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Lower Columbia

Rating - Fair   

Monday, Sep 14 2020
Current and Upcoming Fishing Opportunities:Effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 25 through Friday, July 3 angling for salmon and steelhead is prohibited on the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the OR/WA border. Effective Saturday, July 4 through Wednesday, July 8 angling for hatchery summer Chinook (adults and jacks) will be open from Tongue Point upstream to the OR/WA border upstream of McNary Dam. Retention of sockeye and steelhead is prohibited in this fishery. All sockeye and steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.Angling for shad is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the OR/WA Border.White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Oregon/Washington border (upstream of McNary Dam), but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing except during Sanctuary area closures during May 1-August 31. See 2020 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for sanctuary area descriptions. Columbia River regulation updates for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found above.Salmon, Steelhead and ShadOn Saturdays (6/27) flight, 15 shad boats and nine Oregon bank shad anglers were counted from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam. Gorge Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid bank anglers; and 67 shad kept for 34 shad anglers.Gorge Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for one salmonid boat (three anglers); and 130 shad kept for 10 shad boats (28 anglers).Troutdale Boats:Closed. No report.Portland to Westport Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed two steelhead, and 22 sockeye kept, plus two adult Chinook and three sockeye released for 85 salmonid bank anglers.Portland to St. Helens Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed three adult Chinook released for two salmonid boats (three anglers).Goble to Beaver (Clatskanie) Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed four steelhead and eight sockeye kept, plus one steelhead and three adult Chinook released for 14 boats (43 anglers).Wauna Powerlines to Astoria Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed one steelhead and one sockeye kept for three bank anglers.Westport to Astoria-Megler Bridge Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed 11 steelhead and 12 sockeye kept, plus four adult Chinook and five steelhead released for 22 boats (56 anglers).Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam):Closed. Weekly checking showed three sockeye kept, plus three sockeye released for 15 salmonid bank anglers; and no catch for two salmonid boats (two anglers). One hundred twenty-three shad were kept, and 176 shad released for 22 shad anglers.The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid boats (three anglers); and 301 shad kept, plus 101 shad released for 47 shad anglers.John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam):Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid boats (four anglers); and 649 shad kept, plus 562 shad released for 44 shad boats.STURGEONLower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed eight sublegal sturgeon released for two boats (seven anglers).Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): Closed for retention. No report.The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed five sublegal, 16 legal and one oversize sturgeon released for one boat (four anglers).John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam): Closed for retention. No report.WALLEYELower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): No report.Bonneville Pool: No report.The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed 15 walleye kept, plus two walleye released for five boats (eight anglers).John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed 34 walleye kept, plus 29 walleye released for 14 boats (33 anglers).




Monday, Sep 14 2020



Lower Columbia

Rating - Fair

Current and Upcoming Fishing Opportunities:Effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 25 through Friday, July 3 angling for salmon and steelhead is prohibited on the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the OR/WA border. Effective Saturday, July 4 through Wednesday, July 8 angling for hatchery summer Chinook (adults and jacks) will be open from Tongue Point upstream to the OR/WA border upstream of McNary Dam. Retention of sockeye and steelhead is prohibited in this fishery. All sockeye and steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.Angling for shad is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the OR/WA Border.White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Oregon/Washington border (upstream of McNary Dam), but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing except during Sanctuary area closures during May 1-August 31. See 2020 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for sanctuary area descriptions. Columbia River regulation updates for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found above.Salmon, Steelhead and ShadOn Saturdays (6/27) flight, 15 shad boats and nine Oregon bank shad anglers were counted from Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam. Gorge Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid bank anglers; and 67 shad kept for 34 shad anglers.Gorge Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for one salmonid boat (three anglers); and 130 shad kept for 10 shad boats (28 anglers).Troutdale Boats:Closed. No report.Portland to Westport Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed two steelhead, and 22 sockeye kept, plus two adult Chinook and three sockeye released for 85 salmonid bank anglers.Portland to St. Helens Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed three adult Chinook released for two salmonid boats (three anglers).Goble to Beaver (Clatskanie) Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed four steelhead and eight sockeye kept, plus one steelhead and three adult Chinook released for 14 boats (43 anglers).Wauna Powerlines to Astoria Bank:Closed. Weekly checking showed one steelhead and one sockeye kept for three bank anglers.Westport to Astoria-Megler Bridge Boats:Closed. Weekly checking showed 11 steelhead and 12 sockeye kept, plus four adult Chinook and five steelhead released for 22 boats (56 anglers).Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam):Closed. Weekly checking showed three sockeye kept, plus three sockeye released for 15 salmonid bank anglers; and no catch for two salmonid boats (two anglers). One hundred twenty-three shad were kept, and 176 shad released for 22 shad anglers.The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid boats (three anglers); and 301 shad kept, plus 101 shad released for 47 shad anglers.John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam):Closed. Weekly checking showed no catch for two salmonid boats (four anglers); and 649 shad kept, plus 562 shad released for 44 shad boats.STURGEONLower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed eight sublegal sturgeon released for two boats (seven anglers).Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): Closed for retention. No report.The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed five sublegal, 16 legal and one oversize sturgeon released for one boat (four anglers).John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam): Closed for retention. No report.WALLEYELower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): No report.Bonneville Pool: No report.The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed 15 walleye kept, plus two walleye released for five boats (eight anglers).John Day Pool: Weekly checking showed 34 walleye kept, plus 29 walleye released for 14 boats (33 anglers).


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