THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary August 8-14, 2022
Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam – 352 salmonid boats and 92 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (8/13) flight count.
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 26 bank anglers kept one Chinook and released two steelhead. 4 boats/5 rods had no catch.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 5 boats/7 rods had no catch.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – No report.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 42 bank anglers kept three Chinook. 22 boats/39 rods kept five Chinook and released one Chinook jack.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 47 bank anglers kept one Chinook. 70 boats/160 rods kept 22 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook, two Chinook jacks and two steelhead.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 146 bank anglers kept 15 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook and one steelhead. 20 boats/51 rods kept five Chinook.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 30 boats/71 rods kept six Chinook and released two Chinook.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 48 bank anglers released one steelhead. 38 boats/79 rods kept two Chinook.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 13 bank anglers released one steelhead. 9 boats/15 rods had no catch.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Three bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 1 boat/3 rods released two sublegal sturgeon.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – One bank angler had no catch. 1 boat/2 rods released one sublegal and four oversize sturgeon.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 1 boat/7 rods released four legal and 36 sublegal sturgeon.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 1 boat/2 rods released eight sublegal sturgeon.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 23 bank rods kept one Chinook jack, one steelhead, one cutthroat and released one Chinook jack. 1 boat/2 rods released two cutthroat.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 18 bank rods had no catch. 9 boats/31 rods kept 39 steelhead.
Kalama River – Seven bank rods kept two steelhead and released two steelhead. 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Lewis River – 15 bank rods kept five steelhead. 3 boats/6 rods kept one steelhead. Wind River – No report.
Drano Lake – No report.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – No report.
Klickitat River above #5 Fishway – No report.
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