THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORTS WERE FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN AND TODD MILLER, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary October 23-29, 2023
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 43 bank anglers kept six Chinook, two coho, one coho jack and released one Chinook. 3 boats/4 rods kept two Chinook.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 8 boats/12 rods kept one Chinook.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – No report.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – One bank angler had no catch. 6 boats/10 rods kept two Chinook and released one Chinook.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – No report.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – Four bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – No report.
Sec 8 (Longview) – No report.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – No report.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 30 bank rods kept one coho jack. 2 boats/8 rods kept one coho jack and released one coho.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 33 bank rods kept one coho jack and released two Chinook and two coho jacks.
Kalama River – Eight bank rods released two steelhead.
Lewis River – 39 bank rods kept eight coho, one coho jack and released two Chinook and five coho. 5 boats/8 rods kept two coho and released one Chinook and six coho.
Wind River – 3 boats/8 rods kept one coho.
Drano Lake – 14 bank rods released two Chinook and one coho. 21 boats/41 rods kept five Chinook, nine coho and released four Chinook.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – Eight bank rods kept two coho.
Klickitat River above #5 Fishway – Two bank rods had no catch. 2 boats/5 rods kept one Chinook.
2023 Hanford Reach Sport Fishery
The Hanford Reach fall salmon sport fishery from October 16 through October 22. WDFW staff interviewed anglers from 150 boats (602 anglers) with 196 adult Chinook. Based on sampling, an estimated 424 adult Chinook were harvested from 1,272 angler trips (326 boats) in the tenth week of the fishery.