COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS BY OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE
Weekend Fishing Opportunities:
- Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in The Dalles and John Day pools.
- A few winter steelhead should be available from the beaches on the lower Columbia River.
- White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam, but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing.
- Walleye fishing is excellent in the The Dalles Pool and good in the John Day Pool.
Salmon, Steelhead and Shad
The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume February of 2017.
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Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam): Weekly checking showed one adult coho kept for four boats (11 anglers).
The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Weekly checking showed no catch for five bank anglers, and one steelhead kept plus six steelhead released for four boats (six anglers).
John Day Pool (John Day Dam to McNary Dam): Weekly checking showed one adult coho and four steelhead kept plus four steelhead released for 17 bank anglers; and 10 steelhead and one coho jack kept plus 15 steelhead released for nine boats (21 anglers).
John Day Arm: No report.
Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): Closed for retention. No report.
Bonneville Pool: Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed eight sublegal sturgeon released for two bank anglers and 11 sublegal and four oversize sturgeon released for one boat (three anglers).
The Dalles Pool: Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed two sublegal and one legal sturgeon released for one boats (two anglers).
John Day Pool: Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed no catch for three bank anglers; and 32 sublegal and eight legal sturgeon released for five boats (17 anglers).
Bonneville Pool: Weekly checking showed no catch for two bank anglers.
The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam): Weekly checking showed 262 walleye kept and 50 walleye released for 17 boats (36 anglers).
John Day Pool (John Day Dam to McNary Dam): Weekly checking showed 26 walleye kept and three walleye released for 19 boats (46 anglers).