THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary March 7-13, 2022
Lower Columbia River mainstem Cathlamet upstream to Bonneville Dam – 98 salmonid boats and 23 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s (3/12) flight count.
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – Five bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 2 boats/2 rods had no catch.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 6 boats/9 rods had no catch.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 19 bank anglers had no catch. 16 boats/24 rods had no catch.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 71 bank anglers kept four steelhead. 17 boats/36 rods had no catch.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 18 bank anglers had no catch. 17 boats/35 rods had no catch.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 2 boats/3 rods had no catch.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 78 bank anglers kept five steelhead and released two steelhead. 23 boats/38 rods had no catch.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – Four bank anglers had no catch. 5 boats/7 rods had no catch.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – Three bank anglers had no catch. 31 boats/59 rods kept two Chinook.
The Dalles Pool – 57.4 percent of 190 fish guideline.
Bonneville Pool – No report.
The Dalles Pool – Three bank anglers kept one walleye. 18 boats/41 rods kept 110 walleye.
John Day Pool – 8 boats/21 rods kept 21 walleye and released two walleye.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 72 bank rods kept 19 steelhead and released one steelhead. 3 boats/7 rods kept seven steelhead.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 82 bank rods kept 12 steelhead and released one steelhead. 39 boats/131 rods kept 69 steelhead.
Kalama River – Three bank rods had no catch. 3 boats/6 rods kept one steelhead.
Lewis River – No report.