THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary September 19-25, 2022
Lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam – 278 salmonid boats and 42 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (9/24) flight count.
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 91 bank anglers kept eight Chinook, seven Chinook jacks, one coho and released one Chinook. 273 boats/707 rods kept 240 Chinook, 96 Chinook jacks, eight coho, one coho jack and released six Chinook, 10 Chinook jacks, two coho jacks and one steelhead.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 82 bank rods kept one Chinook, two coho jacks and released two Chinook and one coho. 24 boats/57 rods kept four coho and released two Chinook and 10 coho.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 36 bank rods kept one steelhead and released three Chinook.
Kalama River – 14 bank rods had no catch.
Lewis River – 53 bank rods kept one Chinook jack, 11 coho and one coho jack. 2 boats/5 rods kept seven coho jacks and released two Chinook.
Wind River – No report.
Drano Lake – No report.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – 50 bank rods kept six Chinook, two Chinook jacks, one coho and released two Chinook.
Klickitat River above #5 Fishway – Nine bank rods kept one Chinook.