Bonneville dam fishing
Salmon fishing and Sturgeon at Bonneville dam
Bonneville pool fishing guides fish the Columbia River below Bonneville
dam for Salmon and Sturgeon
Bonneville dam fishing guides fish the Columbia
River area near Bonneville dam for Bonneville Dam fall Chinook salmon, spring
salmon, fall salmon, Bonneville Dam keeper sturgeon, and oversize sturgeon. The
Dodson area is and the mid-Columbia river are host to huge numbers of keeper
sturgeon, oversize sturgeon, trophy sturgeon, fall Chinook salmon, Oregon king
salmon, and Portland area Salmon fishing just doesn't get any better. Ask Oregon
fishing guides where the best Salmon and Sturgeon fishing is and they will tell
you this Mid Columbia River section below Bonneville dam near Dodson and close
to Hood River and the Dalles is the place so go Salmon or Sturgeon fishing.
WDFW FISHING RULE
season closes between
Bonneville Dam and The Dalles
The sport fishery for white sturgeon between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam
on the Columbia River will close to retention.
12:01 a.m., July 9 through December 31, 2011.
The Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles
Reason for action:
The closure date for retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and
Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of 2,000 fish has been
Catch and release of sturgeon will still be allowed between Bonneville and The
Dalles dams. The section of the Columbia River and tributaries between The
Dalles Dam and John Day Dam remains open to sturgeon retention until the harvest
guideline for that reservoir is reached. The section of the Columbia River and
tributaries between John Day Dam and McNary Dam remains closed to sturgeon
retention. The spawning sanctuaries from the Highway 395/I-82 bridge upstream
1.5 miles to McNary Dam and from the Rufus grain elevator upstream 2.4 miles to
John Day Dam remain closed to all sturgeon fishing through July 31.
Salmon fishing near Portland is good and Oregon King salmon fishing works
like Oregon spring Chinook fishing but Bonneville Dam oversize sturgeon can be
caught with knowledge of "how to catch Sturgeon" or Dodson oversize sturgeon.
Bonneville Dam trophy sturgeon, Bonneville Dam King Salmon
and Dodson King Salmon are like Bonneville Dam keeper sturgeon and as fun to
catch near Portland, Oregon as Bonneville Dam spring Chinook salmon.
Northwest Links For Tides / Fish
Counts at Dams & Similar
Tide Tables All Areas
Fish Counts For All Columbia River Dams
Fish Counts For Willamette River
Daily Water Flow In KCFS For Columbia River Dams
Oregon fishing guides and Washington fishing guides fish
below the Bonneville dam for Chinook Salmon. Catching Salmon with a quality
Oregon Salmon fishing guide. A great day of Salmon
fishing awaits you when you book a trip with Bonneville dam
Salmon fishing guide service.
Spring Chinook fishery re-opens
May 7 above Bonneville Dam
OLYMPIA - The fishery for hatchery-reared spring Chinook salmon will re-open May
7 for four more days of fishing on a section of the Columbia River stretching
163.5 miles above Bonneville Dam.
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed Wednesday to re-open the
fishery through May 10 because the number of spring Chinook passing the fish
ladder at Bonneville Dam significantly increased over the last week, said Cindy
LeFleur, Columbia River policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish
and Wildlife (WDFW). The fishery closed earlier this week.
"We havenít done an official run update yet, but the recent dam counts are
strong enough to allow anglers four more days of fishing and still remain within
the current buffered harvest guideline for the area," LeFleur said.
Above Bonneville Dam, fishing for hatchery-reared spring Chinook salmon will be
open to boat and bank anglers between the Tower Island powerlines below The
Dalles Dam and the Washington/Oregon state line, 17 miles upriver from McNary
Dam. Bank fishing is also allowed from Bonneville Dam upriver to the powerlines
located about 6 miles below The Dalles Dam.
Anglers fishing above Bonneville Dam can retain up to two marked,
hatchery-reared adult Chinook salmon or hatchery steelhead as part of their
daily limit. All wild salmon and wild steelhead must be released unharmed.
Salmon fishing below Bonneville Dam remains closed at this time.
Harvest guidelines for spring Chinook fisheries above and below Bonneville Dam
are based on a projected return of 198,400 upriver fish, minus a 30 percent
"buffer" to guard against overestimating the run.
LeFleur said additional fishing time may be allowed in both areas if a run
update confirms that returns are large enough to allow more harvest by
non-Indian fishers. A run update could occur as early as next week, she said.