Fishing report 11/10

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Sturgeon angling remains slow in the lower Columbia. It's still too early to get serious for winter steelhead, although the tally at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery was 15 winter fish last week.

Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:

Lower Columbia — Longview, 10 bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 95 boaters with five legal sturgeon kept and 59 sublegals released; 15 Oregon bank rods with one sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Kalama, two bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; five bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Woodland, one bank rod with no salmon or steelhead; four bank rods with no sturgeon; five boaters with one legal sturgeon kept and eight sublegals released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, one bank rod with no salmon or steelhead; three bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport, three boaters with no salmon or steelhead; 14 boaters with 21 sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, six boaters with 10 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 14 bank rods with no sturgeon; 14 boaters with one oversize and eight sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 81 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept and 11 sublegals released; 15 boaters with two legal sturgeon kept and 21 sublegals released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 34 boaters with one legal sturgeon kept and 111 sublegals released; 47 Oregon bank rods with four legal sturgeon kept and 49 sublegals released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, three boaters with one adult coho kept. (WDFW)

John Day River backwater, 59 boats with 23 steelhead kept and 30 steelhead released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz — Twelve boaters with three adult coho released; 146 bank rods with seven adult chinook, 23 adult coho, three jack coho and two steelhead kept plus 27 adult chinook, six adult coho, one steelhead and three sea-run cuttroat trout released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Fifty-eight bank rods with three adult coho, two jack coho and four steelhead kept plus two adult coho, one jack coho and three steelhead released. (WDFW)

Lewis — Two boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Thirty boaters with seven adult chinook and three coho kept plus five adult chinook and one adult coho released; 108 bank rods with three adult chinook, one jack chinook and 19 adult coho kept plus three adult chinook, one jack chinook and six adult coho released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Twenty-five bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; five boaters with two chinook released and one large summer steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Twelve bank rods with six adult coho kept. (WDFW)

Klineline Pond, — Six bank rods with 11 brown trout averaging 10 to 12 inches. The fish are being taken on biscuit dough suspended under a bobber. (WDFW)

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