SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (5-17-22)
THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary May 9-15, 2022
May 17, 2022
Columbia River and Tributary Fishery Reports
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 466 bank anglers kept 146 Chinook, 40 jacks and released 26 Chinook and four jacks. 3 boats/8 rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released two Chinook.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 23 boats/43 rods kept two Chinook.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – Eight bank anglers had no catch. 3 boats/6 rods kept one jack.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 70 bank anglers kept 13 Chinook, four jacks and released four Chinook and two steelhead. 84 boats/199 rods kept 24 Chinook, 10 jacks and released eight Chinook and four jacks.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 25 bank anglers released one Chinook. 14 boats/38 rods kept five Chinook.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 55 bank anglers kept three Chinook, two jacks and released one jack. 29 boats/76 rods kept 10 Chinook, four jacks and released two Chinook.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 3 boats/10 rods kept four Chinook and two jacks.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 30 bank anglers released one jack and one steelhead. 58 boats/137 rods kept 16 Chinook, seven jacks, one steelhead and released six Chinook and one jack.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 10 bank anglers kept one jack. 10 boats/25 rods kept three Chinook. Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Three bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/3 rods had no catch.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 28 boats/74 rods kept three legal and released three oversize sturgeon.
Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) – 29 bank anglers had no catch. 121 boats/349 rods kept one legal and released seven sublegal and 10 oversize sturgeon.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – Nine bank rods released one Chinook.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – Nine bank rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook. 1 boat/1 rod had no catch.
Kalama River – 45 bank rods kept three Chinook. 13 boats/32 rods kept 13 Chinook, one jack and released two Chinook.
Lewis River – Two bank rods had no catch. 1 boat/1 rod released one Chinook and one steelhead.
Wind River – 12 bank rods had no catch. 168 boats/581 rods kept 229 Chinook, 20 jacks and released 13 Chinook.
Drano Lake – 72 bank rods kept three Chinook and one jack. 163 boats/492 rods kept 154 Chinook, six jacks and released 10 Chinook.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – 22 bank rods kept nine Chinook and one jack.