Fishing report 10/11

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Salmon angling effort and catches are waning in the lower Columbia as the season winds down. There have been several days of commercial fishing in the lower river, including gillnetting with six-inch-mesh on Wednesday for coho.

Swift Reservoir is yielding both rainbow trout and landlocked coho salmon. The reservoir was 17 feet below full pool on Wednesday. Most boats can launch to about 25 feet below full.

Boaters have been doing well off the mouths of the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. In the Woodland area, boaters are catching some walleye.

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

Lower Columbia — Longview, 33 boaters with one jack chinook released; five bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 89 boaters with seven adult chinook, two jack chinook and five adult coho kept plus one steelhead, one adult coho and one jack coho released; three boaters with four walleye kept. (ODFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, eight boaters with one chinook kept. (WDFW)

Kalama, 54 bank rods with five chinook kept. (WDFW)

Woodland, 12 boaters with no salmon or steelhead; 65 bank rods with four adult chinook kept and one jack coho released; five boaters with seven walleye kept. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 21 boaters with no catch; 47 bank rods with three steelhead and one jack chinook kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 70 boaters with four adult chinook and five adult coho kept plus one adult coho and one jack chinook released. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 30 boaters with three adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one adult coho released. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 11 boaters with one jack chinook kept; 22 bank rods with two steelhead and two jack chinook kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 33 boaters with 19 adult chinook, six jack chinook and three adult coho kept plus one jack coho released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 80 boaters with 30 chinook and 14 coho kept. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, three boaters with four coho and four steelhead kept; five boaters with two walleye kept and three released; five boaters with three bass released. (WDFW)

John Day pool, 39 boats with six adult fall chinook and two steelhead kept plus five steelhead released. (ODFW)

North Fork Toutle — Four bank rods with two adult coho and one jack kept. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Twenty-three boaters with one adult chinook kept and one cutthroat trout released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Four bank rods with two steelhead and one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Lewis — Eleven boaters with three adult coho and one jack coho kept plus two adult coho released. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Twelve bank rods with one adult chinook kept; 30 boaters with 12 adult chinook and six jack chinook kept plus two adult chinook and one trout released. (WDFW)

Wind — Three boaters with one adult coho kept. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Six boaters with five adult chinook and two jack chinook kept. (WDFW)

White Salmon — Seven bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Five bank rods with no catch; four boaters with seven jack chinook kept. (WDFW)