Fishing report 9/22

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Salmon angling is past its peak in the lower Columbia River, but there still are fall chinook to catch upstream of Woodland. Just don’t look for fishing to be getting better.

Buoy 10 is yielding some coho, but the estuary is a long way to trailer a boat for a day.

Soon fishing in the lower river will concentrate in two locations — near the mouth of the Cowlitz and at the west end of Lady Island — the best spots for coho upstream of the estuary.

Walleye anglers are doing fair in the Washougal area.

Swift Reservoir is producing trout. Four boaters queried on Saturday had 16 rainbows and four landlocked coho.

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

Lower Columbia — Buoy 10, 290 boaters with 31 adult chinook and 131 coho kept plus 15 chinook, 96 coho and one steelhead released. (ODFW)

Longview to Portland, 188 boaters with 29 adult chinook, three jack chinook and three coho kept plus one chinook, one steelhead and two coho released. (ODFW)

Longview, 198 boaters with 64 adult chinook, five jack chinook, one adult coho, one jack coho and two steelhead kept plus two adult chinook and one jack coho released; 97 bank rods with nine adult chinook and five steelhead kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 56 boaters with 13 adult chinook and seven coho kept plus 20 adult chinook and 10 coho released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 207 boaters with 75 adult chinook, two jack chinook, two adult coho and one steelhead kept plus six adult chinook, three adult coho and a steelhead released; 174 bank rods with 46 adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 152 boaters with 30 adult chinook and four adult coho kept plus one adult chinook released; 123 bank rods with 34 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 314 boaters with 103 adult chinook, six jack chinook and one coho kept plus five adult chinook, one jack chinook and one adult coho released; 234 bank rods with 56 adult chinook, one jack chinook, three adult coho and one steelhead kept plus five adult chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 18 boaters with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 278 boaters with 30 adult chinook, one jack chinoo and seven coho kept plus one steelhead released. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 119 boaters with 14 adult chinook kept and one adult coho released; three boaters with nine walleye kept and five released. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 44 boaters with 17 adult chinook and six jack chinook kept plus one adult coho released; 71 bank rods with eight adult chinook, five jack chinook and two steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 120 boaters with 50 adult chinook and six jack chinook kept plus one coho released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 16 boaters with 10 adult chinook, two jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus one jack chinook released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Sixty-eight boaters with 29 adult chinook, two jack chinook, 18 adult coho and two steelhead kept plus 26 adult chinoo, 12 adult coho and two steelhead released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Thirty-three bank rods with six adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus 11 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Lewis — Seven boaters with one coho and one steelhead kept plus 10 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — One-hundred-forty-six bank rods with 14 adult chinook, 33 adult coho and six steelhead kept plus two adult chinook and 14 adult coho released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Eighty-five bank rods with 18 adult chinook and two jack chinook kept plus three adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Eight boaters with three adult chinook, two jack chinook and two steelhead kept plus two adult chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Sixteen boaters with 10 adult chinook, two jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus one jack chinook released. (WDFW)

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