columbia river :
- n a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
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- Columbia River region offers variety of fish to catch from kings, shad, steelhead, sturgeon to walleye
OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities: Spring chinook fishing is fair to good below Bonneville Dam. Shad angling is excellent in the gorge for both boat and bank anglers. Summer steelhead abundance is increasing in the lower Columbia. Sturgeon
June 13, 2013 - Seattle Times
- Lower Columbia River chinook catch figures show catches are increasing
During June 3-9, anglers on the Lower Columbia River made 10,491 trips and caught 1,236 adult chinook (754 kept and 482 released, and 26 sockeye released), and 398 summer steelhead (360 kept and 38 released). The mark rate has remained about 61 percent. Based on Visual Stock Indentification about 57 percent of the catch is comprised of lower river spring chinook. SEASON ADULT CHINOOK TOTALS June ...
June 12, 2013 - Seattle Times
- Lower Columbia River shad return has soared to more than 1.5-million
The Lower Columbia River shad numbers has eclipsed the 1.5-million mark, and it doesn't show any sign of letting up producing excellent fishing. Single-day counts at Bonneville Dam on Thursday, June 6 climbed to 212,172; by Friday, June 7 it was 187,575; on Saturday, June 8 it dipped to 124,636; and then Sunday, June 9 it shot up a bit to 140,262 for a grand season total of 1,558,734. Last week ...
June 11, 2013 - Seattle Times