Arrow-right Camera

Outdoors blog

Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, 2:34 p.m.

Striped bass netted near The Dalles

This striped bass was caught in Treaty commercial gear above The Dalles Dam on Sept. 6, 2013. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)
This striped bass was caught in Treaty commercial gear above The Dalles Dam on Sept. 6, 2013. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

FISHING -- A Native American treaty gillnetter caught a striped bass above The Dalles Dam on Sept. 6, the farthest up the Columbia River the species has been documented.

A striper was photographed moving uptream at Bonneville Dam in mid-June.  Perhaps it's the same one?

Striped bass are extremely rare in Washington waters, but occasionally turn up in the Columbia around this time of year, notes Northwest Sportsman magazine. They were introduced to San Francisco Bay waters in the late 1800s and migrated up to Coos Bay and environs, but in recent years, with changing salinity, haven’t fared as well as they once did.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

Follow Rich online: