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SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (5-23-22)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary May 16-22, 2022

Mainstem Columbia River 

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 512 bank anglers kept 88 Chinook, 56 jacks and released 70 Chinook and two jacks.  13 boats/26 rods kept two Chinook, two jacks and released two Chinook. 

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 22 boats/46 rods kept three Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) – Six bank anglers had no catch. 10 boats/16 rods kept one Chinook and one jack.  

TREVIN BALODIS AND HIS DAD’S BUDDY MATT HOUSE SHOW OFF A PAIR OF DRANO LAKE SPRING CHINOOK CAUGHT RECENTLY. (COAST FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 101 bank anglers kept six Chinook, five jacks and released two Chinook and one steelhead. 67 boats/145 rods kept 12 Chinook, six jacks and released 13 Chinook and two jacks. 

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 90 bank anglers kept three Chinook. 33 boats/77 rods kept five Chinook and  released one Chinook. 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 143 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack, three steelhead and released two  Chinook. 42 boats/91 rods kept seven Chinook, one jack and released five Chinook and one jack. 

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 10 boats/40 rods kept five Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 128 bank anglers kept nine Chinook, two jacks, four steelhead and released one  Chinook and one steelhead. 115 boats/226 rods kept 27 Chinook, seven jacks, two steelhead and  released 22 Chinook and three jacks. 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 49 bank anglers kept one Chinook. 9 boats/18 rods kept three Chinook, one  steelhead and released one Chinook.  

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – 9 boats/15 rods kept four Chinook and released four Chinook. 

Sturgeon: 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 1 boat/6 rods released three sublegal and six oversize sturgeon. 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 29 boats/86 rods kept three legal and released three sublegal and 14 oversize  sturgeon. 

Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) – 25 bank anglers had no catch. 69 boats/203 rods kept five legal and released six sublegal and 13 oversize sturgeon. 

Shad

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – Four bank anglers kept 17 shad.

Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – Six bank rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook and one  steelhead.  

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – Eight bank rods released one steelhead.  

Kalama River – 38 bank rods kept four Chinook and released one steelhead. 13 boats/30 rods kept 14 Chinook and one jack. 

Lewis River – 29 bank rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook. 1 boat/1 rod had no  catch. 

Wind River – Three bank rods kept one Chinook. 27 boats/86 rods kept 17 Chinook, two jacks and  released two Chinook. 

Drano Lake – 17 bank rods had no catch. 53 boats/158 rods kept 60 Chinook, three jacks and released  two Chinook. 

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – 15 bank rods kept five Chinook and released one steelhead.