Fishing report 9/27

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Several local angling rules change with the arrival of October on Monday. Fall chinook can be retained downstream of Warrior Rock in the lower Columbia, plus at Buoy 10.

In the main Lewis River, any chinook — fin-clipped or not — may be retained. In the North Fork, the waters from Colvin Creek to Merwin Dam close to all fishing through Dec. 15.

The gillnetters will be fishing the lower Columbia tonight, Sunday night and Tuesday night.

Chinook effort and catches are waning in the lower Columbia, and not many coho are expected later this fall. However, anglers in the lower Klickitat and North Fork of the Lewis River did well last weekend.

Walleye anglers averged a fish per rod in the Camas-Washougal area last weekend.

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

Lower Columbia — Buoy 10, Sunday, 27 boaters with 13 coho kept. (WDFW)

Cathalmet, 30 boaters with one adult coho kept plus three adult chinook and one jack chinook released; five bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Longview, 16 bank rods with one steelhead released; three boaters with three adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, three boaters with three adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 31 bank rods with four steelhead kept plus five adult chinook and two steelhead released; eight boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Woodland, 19 boaters with one adult chinook released; 22 bank rods with no catch; two boaters with two legal sturgeon released plus four oversize and three sublegals released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Portland, 40 boaters with one adult fall chinook, three jack chinook and one adult coho kept; 11 Oregon bank rods with no catch. (ODFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 210 boaters with 37 adult chinook eight jack chinook and one adult coho kept; 66 bank rods with 17 adult chinook, seven jack chinook and one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 55 boaters with two adult chinook, one jack chinook and one adult coho kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 180 boaters with 21 adult chinook and three jack chinook kept plus one adult chinook released; three boaters with two sublegal sturgeon released; six boaters with five walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, six bank rods with no catch; 135 boaters with 14 adult chinook, 10 jack chinook and one adult coho kept plus one adult coho and one jack chinook released; nine boaters with nine walleye kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 32 boaters with one jack chinook and two steelhead released; 107 bank rods with nine adult chinook and 17 jack chinook kept plus one jack chinook and one jack coho released. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 152 boaters with 30 adult chinook and 11 jack chinook kept plus one jack chinook and one steelhead released; 62 Oregon bank rods with nine adult chinook and two jacks kept; four boaters with one oversize and 15 sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, six boaters with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, four bank rods with one sublegal sturgeon released; 44 boaters with two chinook, two coho and eight steelhead kept plus two chinookand two steelhead released. (WDFW)

South Fork Toutle — Eight bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Forty-four boaters with four adult chinook, two adult coho and one jack coho kept plus 11 adult chinook, two jack chinook, four adult coho and two jack coho released; 124 bank rods with eight adult chinook and nine adult coho kept plus six adult chinook and two adult coho released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Thirty-five bank rods with three adult chinook kept and 13 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Lewis — Four bank rods and six boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Sixty-one bank rods with three adult chinook, two jack coho and one steelhead kept plus 50 boaters with 35 adult chinook, one jack chinook, one adult coho and three jack coho kept plus nine adult chinook and three jack chinook released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Thirty-seven bank rods with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

White Salmon — Eight bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Thirty-three bank rods with 30 adult fall chinook and 11 jack chinook kept; eight boaters with one adult chinook and five jack chinook kept. (WDFW)

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