THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WSA FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary June 12-18, 2023
Lower Columbia River, Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam – 539 salmonid boats and 392 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (6/17) flight count.
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 189 bank anglers kept 14 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and released one Chinook. 2 boats/5 rods had no catch.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 7 boats/19 rods kept three Chinook.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 15 bank anglers kept three sockeye and released one steelhead. 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 59 bank anglers kept three Chinook, one jack, four steelhead and five sockeye. 18 boats/36 rods kept one Chinook, one sockeye and released two Chinook.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 30 bank anglers kept one sockeye. 6 boats/11 rods kept one steelhead and released two Chinook.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 118 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and eight sockeye. 39 boats/113 rods kept 15 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead, six sockeye and released two Chinook, one jack and one steelhead.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 6 boats/19 rods kept five Chinook.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 11 bank anglers had no catch. 16 boats/45 rods kept three Chinook and one steelhead.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – No report.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Two bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/4 rods kept one Chinook.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 1 boat/4 rods released two legal, six sublegal and two oversize sturgeon.
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 93 bank anglers kept 413 shad and released 13 shad. 3 boats/13 rods kept 40 shad.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 88 bank rods kept one Chinook, one jack and 11 steelhead. 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 14 bank rods kept one Chinook and released one steelhead. 9 boats/33 rods kept 14 steelhead.
Kalama River – 33 bank rods kept one jack. 2 boats/4 rods kept three Chinook. Lewis River – 15 bank rods had no catch. 4 boats/10 rods kept one steelhead.
Wind River – No report.
Drano Lake – No report.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – No report.