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Creel Sampling Summaries - 2015

2015 Buoy 10 creel sampling summaries will be sent daily August 1 through September 30.

The Buoy 10 fishery began August 1 with a two fish/one Chinook daily bag limit through September 7 (Labor Day). From Aug. 24 through September 7, Chinook must be adipose fin clipped to be retained. During September 8–30 Chinook retention is scheduled to be closed. Beginning October 1, Chinook retention will reopen with a two fish/two Chinook daily bag limit.

Preseason catch expectations (including release mortalities): 34,800 Chinook and 45,800 coho

Anglers should note Oregon's sport fishing closure at the mouth of Young's Bay. For details, see: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/CRP/docs/lower-columbia/Map_YBC_Boundaries.pdf

Date Number
of Boats
Number
of Anglers
Chinook
Kept
Coho
Kept
Comments
1-Aug 87 249 23 168 Opening day
2-Aug 76 207 25 134  
3-Aug 27 61 3 33  
4-Aug 19 53 6 24  
5-Aug 44 99 16 11  
6-Aug 48 121 59 24  
7-Aug 6 16 4 8  
8-Aug 90 272 84 35  
9-Aug 70 202 56 30  
10-Aug 30 79 33 25  
11-Aug 16 41 6 25  
12-Aug 61 159 71 89  
13-Aug         No sampling.
14-Aug 71 210 76 72  
15-Aug 114 346 88 100  
16-Aug 123 359 65 148  
17-Aug 81 216 77 93  
18-Aug 54 150 45 62 Private boats.
2 20 3 8 Charters.
19-Aug 152 414 175 88 Private boats.
3 29 8 14 Charters.
20-Aug 66 215 138 48 Catch estimates through August 20 include 18,600 Chinook and 15,000 coho kept from 46,600 angler trips. The Chinook catch is already the 6th highest since at least 1982.
21-Aug 89 278 141 27  
22-Aug 190 593 330 34  
23-Aug 181 551 290 127 Private boats.
4 31 12 21 Charters.
24-Aug         Starting today, Chinook must be adipose fin clipped.  No sampling.