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SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (8-29-22)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam – 935 salmonid boats and 166 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (8/27) flight count. 

TREVIN BALODIS AND BUDDY BARON FECHTNER SHOW OFF A NICE FALL CHINOOK FROM BUOY 10. (COAST FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Mainstem Columbia River 

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 17 bank anglers kept one Chinook and two Chinook jacks. 6 boats/13 rods kept one  Chinook and one Chinook jack. 

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – Three bank anglers had no catch. 18 boats/36 rods kept four Chinook. Sec 3 (I-5 area) – Two bank anglers had no catch. 4 boats/9 rods had no catch. 

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 86 bank anglers kept 14 Chinook and one Chinook jack. 82 boats/162 rods kept 14 Chinook and released one Chinook. 

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 63 bank anglers kept eight Chinook and one coho. 70 boats/145 rods kept 29 Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 364 bank anglers kept 78 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook, two  Chinook jacks, one coho jack and one steelhead. 78 boats/191 rods kept 21 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook and one steelhead. 

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 74 boats/183 rods kept 23 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released four Chinook, two  Chinook jacks and one steelhead. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 43 bank anglers kept six Chinook and released two steelhead. 61 boats/126 rods  kept six Chinook and released one Chinook.  

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – Five bank anglers had no catch. 35 boats/79 rods kept six Chinook and released one  Chinook jack.  

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Two bank anglers had no catch. 9 boats/24 rods kept 11 Chinook, one Chinook  jack, three coho and released two Chinook and two coho.  

Sturgeon: 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 1 boat/3 rods released eight sublegal sturgeon. 

Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – Four bank rods had no catch. 6 boats/18 rods kept one Chinook, five  steelhead and released one Chinook and six steelhead.  

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – One bank rod had no catch.  

Kalama River – No report. 

Lewis River – 2 boats/2 rods had no catch. 

Wind River – No report. 

Drano Lake – 51 bank rods kept two Chinook and released one Chinook jack and three steelhead. 93  boats/224 rods kept 58 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released 38 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, one coho  and 11 steelhead. 

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – No report. 

Klickitat River above #5 Fishway – No report.