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boats who fish the Buoy 10 Salmon runs every year in Oregon and
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Buoy 10 Columbia salmon season highlights a great month of fishing
Anglers are reeling in Chinook salmon off the
coast, pulling up pots full of crab in Puget Sound, and casting
for trout in alpine lakes on both sides of the Cascades. Summer
fisheries are in full swing, and anglers can look forward to
even more great fishing opportunities in the days ahead.
A prime example is the Buoy 10 salmon fishery,
which opens Aug. 1 at the mouth of the Columbia River. A big run
of 664,900 fall Chinook is expected to return to the big river
this year, and fishery managers predict that anglers will catch
approximately 12,500 of them between Buoy 10 and Rocky Point, 16
Fishing charters at Buoy 10 fish for Salmon most commonly.
Charter boats and fishing guides are catching all kinds of large
"Buoy 10 is a very popular fishery, drawing tens
of thousands of anglers every year," said Joe Hymer, a fish
biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW). "Fishing tends to start out slow, then accelerates
quickly and builds through the rest of August."
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Bank anglers planning to fish at Buoy 10 should
be aware that access to much of the North Jetty will be closed,
due to a major project being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to reinforce beaches eroded by winter storms. "The
North jetty provides the only real bank access to that fishery,
so things could get a little crowded," Hymer said.
The Chinook fishery closes Aug. 31 at Buoy 10,
but anglers can continue to keep hatchery-reared coho salmon in
that area through the end of the year. Upriver from Rocky
Point, fishing opportunities for both species continue late into
the year on the mainstem Columbia River and many of its
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CLACKAMAS, Ore. – On the
heels of the Chinook salmon fishing season at Buoy 10,
anglers can now turn their attention to an even more
promising salmon fishing opportunity – the near-record
return of Coho expected in Columbia River waters this year.
“The Chinook season started off fairly well
and went pretty much as planned, although catch rates have
dropped off in the last 10 days or so,” said Chris Kern,
assistant fisheries manager of the Oregon Department of Fish
and Wildlife’s Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program.
Surveys showed that through Aug. 24,
recreational anglers caught and kept approximately 4,100
Chinook, which is within harvest guidelines established
earlier in the year by fishery managers from Oregon and
Managers from the two states expect the
season to continue as planned through Aug. 31. The
area between Buoy 10 and Tongue Point is scheduled to be
closed to retention of Chinook from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
Salmon fishing effort between Buoy 10 and
Tongue Point now focuses on Coho, which are returning in
huge numbers. Fishery managers are forecasting that 700,000
Coho will return to the Columbia River this year, which
would be the largest return since 2001.
In response to this forecast, ODFW increased
the bag limit on Coho to three fish per day in the Buoy 10
fishery, effective Sept. 1. The rule change means anglers
can keep two adult adipose fin-clipped steelhead or adipose
fin-clipped adult Coho in combination, plus one additional
adult fin-clipped Coho. In a bag limit of three fish, the
third fish must be an adipose fin-clipped adult Coho.
“Coho numbers in Buoy 10 are still climbing
right now “, said Kern, adding, “There are lots of reports
coming in of ‘Coho everywhere’ in the area, and catch rates
should be outstanding over the next few weeks.”
Detailed area-by-area regulations, updated
regulations, and in-season modifications can be found at on
ODFW Web site.