News: The Columbian Fishing Report Feb 27
By Terry Otto, Columbian staff writer Go to full article
Weekend Fishing Opportunities:
• Buoy 10 upstream to the I-5 Bridge is open through Thursday, Feb. 28 for hatchery Chinook salmon (coho remains closed); and hatchery steelhead is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border under permanent regulations
• Effective Friday, March 1, spring Chinook angling will be open to both boat and bank anglers from Warrior Rock upstream to Beacon Rock. Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam will be open to bank angling only.
• Effective Monday, April 1, spring Chinook angling will be open from Tower Island power lines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville Dam and Tower Island power lines.
• White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, and in The Dalles Pool but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing. Bonneville, and John Day pools are open to the retention of white sturgeon until quotas are reached (under permanent regulations). We advise that anglers check weather conditions before driving to the gorge.