Anglers will have plenty of options during the upcoming holiday weekend. Salmon fishing for fall chinook and hatchery coho has been good one day, lousy the next at Buoy 10 near the Lower Columbia River mouth, but has improved of late.
“The coho moved into the Buoy 10 area, but in general it has been a challenging season for that area,” said Joe Hymer, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist. “You have to move around to better your chances of catching fish, and they just weren’t really thick.” A check from Buoy 10 showed 106 boats with 274 anglers on Tuesday with 24 chinook and 60 coho.
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