Steelhead and Salmon, 2004

Salmon on the Columbia River, 2004

These are photos of salmon caught on the Columbia River in 2004. All fish were caught fly fishing (casting).

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25 - 30 pound Chinook Salmon caught 18 August on the Columbia River near Herman Creek. This Salmon was not removed from the water and was released unharmed.
Fifteen pound hatchery Chinook Salmon (Tule) caught 26 August on the Columbia River near Herman Creek.
38 pound Chinook Salmon caught 30 August on the Columbia River near Herman Creek.
21 pound Chinook Salmon caught 2 September on the Columbia River near Herman Creek. This Salmon was not removed from the water and was released unharmed.
33 pound Chinook Salmon caught 3 September on the Columbia River near Herman Creek. This Salmon took forty minutes to land! He was also not removed from the water and was released unharmed.