SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (6-3-24)


Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary May 27-June 2, 2024

Lower Columbia River, Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam – 295 salmonid boats and 158 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (6/1) flight count. 

Mainstem Columbia River 


Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 55 bank anglers kept four jacks, released two Chinook and one jack. 

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – No report. 

Sec 3 (I-5 area) – Three bank anglers had no catch.  

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 33 bank anglers had no catch. 8 boats/15 rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook. 

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 20 bank anglers kept one Chinook, one jack and one steelhead. 4 boats/6 rods kept  one Chinook. 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – Five bank anglers had no catch. 1 boat/2 rods had no catch. 

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – No report.  

Sec 8 (Longview) – 90 bank anglers kept six steelhead. 27 boats/68 rods kept 27 steelhead and released  one steelhead. 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 14 bank anglers had no catch. 3 boats/3 rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Eight bank anglers had no catch. 


Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 10 bank anglers kept 56 shad. 4 boats/10 rods kept 100 shad.

Sec 8 (Longview) – 2 boats/5 rods kept eight shad. 

Columbia River Tributaries 


Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 24 bank rods kept one jack, five steelhead, released one Chinook and  two steelhead. 5 boats/15 rods kept two steelhead.  

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 14 bank rods kept two jacks. 2 boats/6 rods kept one jack.  

Kalama River – 10 bank rods kept two Chinook, two jacks and released two steelhead. 3 boats/9 rods  had no catch.

Lewis River – 39 bank rods kept one Chinook, two jacks and released one steelhead. 5 boats/15 rods kept one steelhead. 

Wind River – 4 boats/8 rods had no catch. 

Drano Lake – One bank rod had no catch. 3 boats/4 rods had no catch.  

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – No report.