Fishing report 11/01

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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The autumn angling doldrums are here with not much going on except at a few isolated waters.

Boaters did well last week for chinook in the North Fork of the Lewis and the coho bite is good at the mouth of the Klickitat River. The coho bite at the west end of Lady Island is terrible.

Swift Reservoir is producing fair catches of coho and rainbow trout. The reservoir is 11 feet below full pool.

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

Lower Columbia — Cathlamet, one bank rod with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Longview, nine bank rods and three boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 12 boaters with no salmon or steelhead; 10 boaters with one legal and 14 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Kalama, 28 bank rods with two adult coho and one adult chinook kept; three boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Woodland, four boaters and six bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, four boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, two boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 29 boaters with one jack coho kept; one boater with no walleye. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 17 boaters and three bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; two boaters with three legal and nine sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, three bank rods with one steelhead kept; two boaters with no catch; one bank rod with two legal and one sublegal released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 15 boaters with three adult chinook and one adult coho kept plus one adult chinook released; 26 boaters with six legal, one oversize and 66 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 25 boaters with 17 coho kept and one chinook released. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, 24 bank rods with four legal sturgeon kept plus two oversize and 33 sublegals released; two boaters with two sublegal sturgeon released; three bank rods with one chinook kept; two boaters with one steelhead kept and one released; four boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)

John Day arm, 48 boats with one adult chinook and 20 steelhead kept plus 36 steelhead released; six bank rods with two steelhead kept and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Fifty-seven bank rods with two adult chinook, six adult coho and 10 jack coho kept plus 39 adult chinook and two jack chinook released; two boaters with one adult coho kept plus one adult chinook, one adult coho and one cutthroat trout. (WDFW)

Kalama — Twenty-eight bank rods with two jack coho and three steelhead kept plus five adult chinook, one adult coho and one jack coho released; six boaters with four adult coho kept plus one adult coho, four jack chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Forty-two bank rods with four jack coho kept plus one adult chinook, one adult coho, one jack coho and one trout released; 38 boaters with 22 adult chinook, three jack chinook and two adult coho kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)

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

Swift Reservoir — Two boaters with 10 coho and eight rainbow trout.