Fishing report 7/12

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Steelhead fishing is improving, particularly downstream of Longview.

Streamflows in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam slowly are dropping, but are far higher than normal for mid-July.

At Ilwaco, ocean salmon anglers are averaging a fish per rod, with the catch half chinook and half coho.

Walleye anglers are doing well in The Dalles pool of the Columbia.

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

Lower Columbia — Estuary, four boaters with one steelhead and two sockeye released; 26 bank rods with four steelhead kept and three released; four bank rods with two sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Buoy 10 to Wauna power lines, 53 boaters with 28 steelhead kept plus 16 steelhead and two summer chinook released. (ODFW)

Cathlamet, 13 boaters with five steelhead kept plus six steelhead and one summer chinook released; 73 bank rods with seven steelhead kept plus five steelhead, four sockeye and three summer chinook released. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 126 boaters with 18 steelhead kept plus 11 steelhead, four summer chinook and one sockeye released; 129 Oregon bank rods with eight steelhead and one jack chinook kept plus seven steelhead, five summer chinook and eight sockeye released; 192 boaters with nine legal sturgeon kept plus 106 sublegals released. (ODFW)

Longview, 48 boaters with 14 steelhead kept plus four steelhead, three adult summer chinook, one jack chinook and two sockeye released; 241 bank rods with 27 steelhead kept plus 14 steelhead and 19 sockeye released; two bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept; eight boaters with four sublegals released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 14 boaters with two summer chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 14 boaters with one steelhead and two adult summer chinook released; 110 bank rods with four steelhead kept plus five steelhead, one summer chinook and one sockeye released; 28 boaters with eight legal sturgeon kept and 60 sublegals released; four bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept and one sublegal released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 17 boaters with four summer chinook and one steelhead released; 134 bank rods with three steelhead kept plus four summer chinook, six steelhead and two sockeye released; two boaters with one sublegal sturgeon released; three boaters with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 13 boaters with five summer chinook and one steelhead released; 92 bank rods with six steelhead kept plus 10 steelhead, two sockeye and six summer chinook released; 10 boaters with one legal sturgeon kept and two sublegals released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 15 boaters with one steelhead and one sockeye released; six boaters with five sublegal sturgeon released; three boaters with no walleye. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 13 boaters with one sockeye released; 20 bank rods with no catch; 17 boaters with three oversize and 11 sublegals released; seven bank rods with no sturgeon; three boaters with no walleye; four boaters with no shad. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 56 bank rods with two steelhead kept plus seven steelhead and three sockeye released; four boaters with one oversize sturgeon released; 33 bank rods with 41 shad kept and two released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 13 boaters with one steelhead, two summer chinook adults, one jack chinook and two sockeye released; two boaters with five shad kept; eight Oregon bank rods with two steelhead, one summer chinook and one sockeye released. (ODFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Marker 82), 18 boaters with 38 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — The Dalles pool, 12 bank rods with 21 sublegal sturgeon released; four boaters with two oversize and 13 sublegals released; 16 boaters with 22 walleye kept; two boaters with 26 bass released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Eighty-nine bank rods with 14 steelhead, eight adult spring chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one chinook released; 107 boats with 48 steelhead kept. (WDFW)

South Fork Toutle — Thirty-two bank rods with four steelhead kept. (WDFW)

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