Fishing report 10/25

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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It's hard to get very excited about angling in late October and early November, except possibly in the North Fork of the Lewis or Klickitat rivers.

There's also been a good bite for coho trolling off the mouth of the Klickitat River, but that's a long drive.

Walleye fishing had been good at Washougal, but that turned sour in the past week.

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

Lower Columbia — Longview, one bank rod with no salmon or steelhead, seven boaters with one jack chinook and one jack coho kept. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, two boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 26 boaters with no salmon or steelhead; 23 boaters with one legal sturgeon and seven sublegals released. (ODFW)

Kalama, 80 bank rods with one adult chinook, one jack chinook and four adult coho kept; one boater with no catch; five boaters with five sublegal sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Woodland, seven boaters with one adult coho released; 30 bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, five bank rods with one steelhead released; 18 boaters with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 82 boaters with four adult chinook, one jack chinook and four adult coho kept plus one coho released; six boaters with no walleye; four boaters with one legal and six sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 55 boaters with two adult coho kept; six bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; five boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 16 bank rods with one jack coho kept and one steelhead released; five boaters with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), six boaters with one adult chinook; 53 Oregon bank rods with one adult chinook, three jack chinook and one steelhead kept; 15 boaters with five legal, two oversize and 68 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 58 boaters with two chinook and 35 coho kept plus one chinook released. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, six boaters and four bank rods with no salmon or steelhead; two boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)

John Day River backwater, 23 boats with five steelhead kept and 13 released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz — Twenty-two boaters with two adult chinook and seven adult coho kept plus one adult chinook, one jack chinook, six adult coho and two jack coho released; 98 bank rods with three adult chinook, one jack chinook, six adult coho, six jack coho, one steelhead and 25 sea-run cutthroat trout kept plus nine adult chinook, one jack chinook, one adult coho, four jack coho and one sturgeon released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Forty bank rods with one steelhead, one adult coho and one jack coho kept plus four adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Lewis — Seven boaters with one steelhead kept and two adult coho released; six bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Sixty-nine boaters with 40 adult chinook and seven jack chinook kept plus three adult chinook, two jack chinook and one adult coho released; 95 bank rods with three adult chinook, one jack chinook, five adult coho, one jack coho and four steelhead kept plus one adult chinook, two adult coho and two steelhead released. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Twenty-eight bank rods with 10 adult chinook, eight jack chinook, 17 adult coho and two jack coho kept; two boaters with three adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

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