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SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (9-5-22)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY LAUREN HOLMES, WDFW

Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary August 29-Sept 1, 2022

Mainstem Columbia River 

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 11 bank anglers had no catch. 16 boats/29 rods released one Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 3 boats/7 rods had no catch. 

JAROD HIGGINBOTHAM AND WYATT STEVENS SHOW OFF A HATCHERY FALL CHINOOK CAUGHT AT BUOY 10 IN AUGUST. (JAROD HIGGINBOTHAM)

Sec 3 (I-5 area) – Two bank anglers had no catch. 22 boats/41 rods kept 12 Chinook and one Chinook  jack. 

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 29 bank anglers kept seven Chinook. 50 boats/134 rods kept 72 Chinook and six Chinook jacks. 

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 12 bank anglers had no catch. 30 boats/54 rods kept nine Chinook and one Chinook  jack, one coho and released two coho jacks and one steelhead. 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 99 bank anglers kept four Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook jack.  10 boats/19 rods had no catch. 

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 59 boats/112 rods kept 15 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one Chinook. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 19 bank anglers kept one Chinook. 22 boats/44 rods kept 10 Chinook, one coho and  released one coho.  

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – No report.  

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – One bank angler had no catch.  

Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – Four bank rods had no catch. 1 boat/1 rod kept one Chinook.

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

Kalama River – No report. 

Lewis River – No report. 

Wind River – No report. 

Drano Lake 15 bank rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook and three steelhead. 61  boats/135 rods kept 43 Chinook, four Chinook jacks, two coho and released 39 Chinook, eight Chinook  jacks, one coho and two steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – No report.

Klickitat River above #5 Fishway – No report.