The coho run on the Columbia River continues to produce some good numbers.
The coho tally at Bonneville Dam through Sunday totaled 196,300 adults, compared with the preseason expectation of 160,100.
Passage is typically 92 percent complete by Oct. 18, said a state report.
The Technical Advisory Committee reviewed early and late coho-stock status Monday and reported that overall the run was tracking at or slightly ahead of expectations. The early stock return appears to be tracking slightly less than the preseason forecast of 466,700 fish, while the late stock return appears to be tracking ahead of the preseason forecast of 236,600 fish.
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Anglers are reminded that under statewide freshwater rules, Oct. 31 is the last day to fish for game fish in most rivers, streams and beaver ponds.
Columbia River: Most of the lower-river effort and coho catch were found in the Camas/Washougal area. Some coho and steelhead also were caught in the lower river, although effort was light. About one in 10 bank anglers on the Washington side just below Bonneville Dam had kept a legal-size sturgeon when sampled Thursday.
Klickitat River: There was heavy bank angling effort on the lower river, and that resulted in an increased coho catch. Bank anglers averaged an adult coho kept per rod. Some fall chinook were also observed in the catch, said a state report.
Yakima River: A state report said an estimated 189 adult fall chinook, 22 jack chinook and 72 adult coho were caught last week. Small flies are working best for trout anglers.
Lake Chelan: Trolling for lake trout at Mack Bar early in the morning and late in the evening has been producing a lot of fish.