Spring chinook update

I’ll have more details on Thursday, but here’s the quick-and-dirty about spring chinook in the lower Columbia River.

Washington sampled 760 anglers with 17 spring chinook and eight steelhead during the first three days of March. Thirteen of the chinook were kept and 10 were upper Columbia fish. All but one of the chinook were caught by boaters between Kalama and Vancouver.

Six spring chinook have been counted at Bonneville Dam through Feb. 28. The counting is done by video and there is a lag time of a few days. Real-time counting begins on April 1.

The water temperature at Bonneville Dam is 42 degrees and the flow is a low 124,600 cubic feet per second.

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