|2015 Buoy 10 creel sampling summaries will be sent daily August 1 through September 30.
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.
Chinook catch through August 23 is the 3rd highest on record since at least 1982 (record 42,100 fish in 1987). Actual catch last week (Aug. 17-23) was much higher than projected and likely the highest on record for a single week (nearly 18,300 Chinook kept).
Through August 26, an estimated 35,200 Chinook have been caught (including handling mortalities). It is now the 2nd highest catch on record since at least 1982.
Through Sept. 7, an estimated 40,000 Chinook and 35,000 coho have been caught (including handling mortalities). Almost 60,000 Chinook have been kept/released, a new record.
Daily limit is 2 hatchery coho or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Through September 30, Chinook retention is prohibited. Beginning October 1, Chinook retention will reopen with a two fish/two Chinook daily 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