Fishing report 8/29

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Retention of hatchery chinook continues through Sunday at Buoy 10. Angling has been very good for most of the past week, although was slow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Angling shifts to hatchery coho only at Buoy 10 on Monday.

Catches and fishing trips in the Columbia upstream of Buoy 10 are building.

Between Tongue Point in Oregon and Rocky Point in Washington upstream to Warrior Rock, hatchery and wild chinook can be kept through Sept. 5, then only fin-clipped chinook from Sept. 6 through 12.

Upstream of Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam, hatchery or wild chinook can be retained through the season.

Beginning Monday, several regulation changes occur with the arrival of September.

At Swift Reservoir, the daily bag limit increases to 10 fish.

Portions of Abernathy, Cedar, Coal, Germany, Lacamas and Mill creeks, plus the Coweeman River, close to all fishing to protect wild-spawning fall chinook.

In the Kalama River, the stretch from the natural gas pipeline crossing to the deadline at the lower hatchery is fly fishing only.

In the Washougal, the night closure and anti-snagging rules being from the Mount Norway Bridge upstream. The restrictions already are in effect downstream of the bridge.

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

Lower Columbia — Washington estuary, seven boaters with two adult fall chinook. (WDFW)

Westport, Ore. to Portland, 591 boaters with 117 adult chinook fall, 11 jack chinook and six steelhead kept plus two adult chinook, one wild coho and two wild steelhead released; 33 Oregon bank rods with no catch; two boaters with one walleye. (ODFW)

Cathlamet, three bank rods with one steelhead kept; eight boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Longview, 214 bank rods with 16 adult chinook, one jack and 12 steelhead kept plus seven steelhead released; Longview, 579 boaters with 89 adult fall chinook, five jack chinook and 19 steelhead kept plus five steelhead released; 12 boaters with 21 legal sturgeon, three oversize and 74 sublegals released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 89 boaters with 21 adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead kept. (WDDW)

Kalama, 338 boaters with 66 adult chinook, seven jack chinook and three steelhead kept plus three steelhead released; 297 bank rods with 60 adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 346 boaters with 89 adult chinook,one jack chinook and three steelhead kept plus two adult chinook released; 168 bank rods with 16 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus three adult chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 56 boaters with 20 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept; 156 bank rods with nine adult chinook and four steelhead kept plus one steelhead released. (WDFW0

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 27 bank rods with five steelhead kept plus one steelhead and one jack chinook released; 28 boaters with two adult chinook and one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 229 boaters with six adult chinook kept plus two steelhead released; 21 boaters with 31 walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 78 boaters with seven adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus one adult chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 83 bank rods with nine steelhead and two jack chinook kept plus five steelhead released. (WDFW)

Mid-Columbia — The Dalles pool, nine boaters with two oversize and 13 sublegal sturgeon released; 10 bank rods with two sublegal sturgeon released; 32 boaters with seven adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus one chinook and six steelhead released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Twenty bank rods with three jack chinook kept plus one adult chinook and three jacks released; six boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Wind — Four boaters with three steelhead released. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Forty-nine boaters with seven adult chinook, four jacks and 28 steelhead kept plus 29 steelhead released. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Fifty-eight bank rods and 34 boaters with one steelhead and two chinook kept plus five steelhead released. (WDFW)