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SW WA, Lower Columbia, Gorge Pools Fishing Report (3-28-22)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary March 21-27, 2022

Fishery Reports: 

Lower Columbia River mainstem Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam – 609 salmonid boats and 94 Washington bank rods were tallied during Sunday’s (3/27) flight count. 

A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF NORTHWEST SALMON AND STEELHEAD FIREPOWER POSE WITH A SPRING CHINOOK CAUGHT ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA NEAR ST. HELENS. (BUZZ RAMSEY)

Mainstem Columbia River 

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 267 bank anglers kept 22 Chinook, one steelhead and released seven Chinook. 3 boats/6 rods had no catch.  

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 7 boats/11 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 35 boats/76 rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook.  

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 84 bank anglers kept four Chinook and released one Chinook. 103 boats/209 rods  kept 20 Chinook and released three Chinook. 

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 53 bank anglers kept one steelhead and released one steelhead. 23 boats/52 rods  kept three Chinook and released one steelhead. 

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 16 bank anglers had no catch. 70 boats/175 rods kept 10 Chinook and released one  Chinook and one steelhead. 

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 21 boats/67 rods kept nine Chinook and released one Chinook. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 153 bank anglers kept 16 steelhead and released one Chinook and seven steelhead.  161 boats/336 rods kept 22 Chinook. 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 32 bank anglers had no catch. 18 boats/39 rods kept two Chinook and released one  Chinook.  

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – 110 boats/241 rods kept 37 Chinook, one jack and released three Chinook. 

Sturgeon: 

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 2 boats/4 rods released one oversize sturgeon. 

Walleye: 

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch. 

The Dalles Pool – 5 boats/17 rods kept 37 walleye and released two walleye. 

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Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – No report.  

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 39 bank rods kept 26 steelhead. 5 boats/16 rods kept 11 steelhead.

Kalama River – No report.  

Lewis River – 2 boats/3 rods had no catch. 

Drano Lake – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.