FISHING: COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM: Salmon, Steelhead, and ShadTongue Point to McNary Dam: Effective June 16 through June 30, 2007 (or until the catch guideline is reached) this section of the Columbia River is open to the retention of summer chinook. The daily bag limit is two adult summer chinook salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead plus five chinook jacks. It is unlawful to angle for jack salmon after the adult bag limit has been reached.

In the lower Columbia River, catch rates for salmon and steelhead improved slightly from the previous weekend. Boat anglers are catching salmon on spinners, wobblers, and qwickfish, while bank anglers are catching salmon and steelhead on spinners and spin-n-glos. Shad angling remains good for both boat and bank anglers in the Gorge and fair for boat anglers between Troutdale and Longview. Shad are being taken on small darts, spoons, and jigs.

Gorge Bank: chinook

Weekend checking showed seven adult and one jack summer chinook kept for 45 salmonid anglers; and 369 shad kept plus 27 shad released for 162 shad anglers.

Gorge Boats: chinook

Weekend checking showed 17 adult and three jack summer chinook kept for 26 salmonid boats; and 204 shad kept for nine shad boats (complete trips).

Troutdale Boats: chinook

Weekend checking showed four summer chinook kept for 77 salmonid boats; and no shad reported for three shad boats.

Portland to Clatskanie Bank: chinook, steelhead

Weekly checking showed seven adipose fin-clipped adult spring chinook, three jack spring chinook, and 10 adipose fin-clipped summer steelhead kept, plus two unclipped spring chinook and two unclipped steelhead released for 102 salmonid anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats: chinook, steelhead

Weekend checking showed six summer chinook and five adipose fin-clipped summer steelhead kept, plus one unclipped steelhead released for 50 salmonid boats (complete trips).

Estuary Bank: chinook, steelhead

Weekend checking showed four adult and two jack summer chinook, and three adipose fin-clipped summer steelhead kept for 43 bank anglers.

Estuary Boats: chinook, steelhead

Weekend checking showed three summer chinook and two adipose fin-clipped summer steelhead kept for nine boats.

Bonneville Pool Boat and Bank:

Weekly checking showed no catch reported for 21 bank anglers.

The Dalles Pool Boat and Bank:

No report.

John Day Pool Boat and Bank:

No report.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM: Sturgeon:BUOY 10 UPSTREAM TO WAUNA POWERLINES (including Youngs Bay and all adjacentWashington tributaries):

This section of the Columbia is currently open to the retention of sturgeon seven days per week with a daily limit of one sturgeon between 45-60 inches through Wednesday, July 4. The retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.

WAUNA POWERLINES UPSTREAM TO MARKER 85 (including all adjacent Washington tributaries and the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls including the Multnomah Channel):

This section of the Columbia River is currently open to the retention of sturgeon on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with a daily bag limit of one sturgeon between 42-60 inches in length and an annual limit of five fish effective through July 31. Catch and release of sturgeon is allowed on non-retention days. In the spawning sanctuary between Marker 85 upstream to Bonneville Dam all sturgeon angling is prohibited through Tuesday, July 31. The retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.

BONNEVILLE DAM UPSTREAM TO THE DALLES DAM:

The retention of sturgeon is currently allowed in the Bonneville Pool seven days per week. The daily limit is one sturgeon between 42 and 60 inches and the annual limit is five fish.

THE DALLES DAM UPSTREAM TO MCNARY DAM:

The retention of sturgeon in The Dalles and John Day pools is currently closed through the end of the year. Catch guidelines were reached in The Dalles Pool on March 28, 2007 and in the John Day Pool on June 10, 2007. Catch and release angling is allowed until the end of the year except: all sturgeon angling is prohibited during May 1-July 31 in The Dalles Pool from the grain silo near Rufus upstream to John Day Dam and in the John Day Pool from the Highway 395/Highway 82 Bridge upstream to McNary Dam.

Catch rates for sturgeon in the lower Columbia River declined this past weekend. The best catch rates were in the Estuary where boat anglers averaged 1.01 legal white sturgeon caught per boat. In the Gorge below Marker 85, boat anglers averaged 0.06 legal white sturgeon caught per boat, while boat anglers in the Portland to Longview area averaged 0.07 legal white sturgeon caught per boat.

Gorge Boats:

Weekend checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus 325 sublegal and 21 oversize sturgeon released for 31 boats (complete trips).

Portland to Longview Bank:

Weekend checking showed six sublegal sturgeon released for five bank anglers.

Portland to Longview Boats:

Weekend checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize, and 51 sublegal sturgeon released for 15 boats (complete trips).

Estuary Boats:

Weekend checking showed 179 legal white sturgeon kept, plus two legal, 24 oversize, and 647 sublegal sturgeon released for 179 boats. Charter boat anglers average 0.50 legal sturgeon per rod.

Estuary Bank:

Weekly checking showed no catch reported for five bank rods.

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed one legal white sturgeon kept, plus five legal, 84 sublegal and three oversize sturgeon released for 60 bank rods; and three legal sturgeon kept, plus one legal, 25 sublegal and one oversize sturgeon released for seven boats.

The Dalles Pool:

No report.

John Day Pool:

No report.

WALLEYE

Troutdale:

Weekend checking showed no catch reported for one boat.

Bonneville Pool:

Weekly checking showed no catch reported for one boat.

The Dalles Pool:

No report.

John Day Pool:

No report.

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