Fishing report 10/10

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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What left of fall salmon fishing is mostly upstream of Bonneville Dam, where 75 boats were angling Saturday at the mouth of the Klickitat, 35 off the mouth of the White Salmon and 35 outside Drano Lake.

Bank anglers also had excellent chinook catches in the lower Klickitat River. Catches are pretty good in the North Fork of the Lewis River.

Swift Reservoir is producing rainbow trout, along with some small coho and small chinook.

The reservoir has more color than normal for the fall, no doubt the result of the late September rain deluge. Trollers are getting trout on worms fished with a half-ounce of weight at 50 “pulls’’ behind the boat.

Swift is seven feet below full pool. Boats can be launched to 25 feet below full.

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

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

Longview, 18 boaters with one adult coho kept; 17 bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Longview to Portland, 39 boat rods with three adult fall chinook kept; 25 Oregon bank rods with one adult coho and one steelhead kept plus one jack chinook released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 14 boaters with one adult coho kept. (WDFW)

Kalama, 50 boaters with four adult chinook kept; 73 bank rods with nine adult chinook kept; three boaters with three legal and four sublegals released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 29 bank rods with one adult chinook and one adult coho kept; 23 boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 13 boaters with three adult chinook kept and one adult coho released; 37 bank rods with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 26 boaters with one adult coho kept and one adult coho released. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 152 boaters with 10 adult fall chinook, one jack chinook and seven adult coho kept plus one adult chinook and two wild coho released; four boaters with 11 walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 69 boaters with three adult chinook, one jack chinook and one adult coho kept; five bank rods with no catch; three boaters with six walleye kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 11 boaters with three adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 147 boaters with 79 adult fall chinook, four jack chinook and one adult coho kept plus one adult chinook and one jack chinook released; 21 Oregon bank rods with two adult fall chinook kept and one wild coho released. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 29 boaters with three adult chinook and eight adult coho kept. (WDFW)

John Day River arm, 12 boats with one wild steelhead released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz — Fifty-six bank rods with six adult chinook, eight adult coho, nine jack coho and one cutthroat trout kept plus eight adult chinook and 13 jack coho released; two boat rods with three cutthroat trout kept.(WDFW)

Kalama — Sixty-seven bank rods with one adult chinook, six adult coho, 16 jack coho and three adult steelhead kept plus 11 adult chinook, two jack chinook, seven jack coho and one steelhead released. (WDFW)

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

North Fork Lewis — Forty-seven boaters with 39 adult chinook, two jack chinook, seven adult coho and six jack coho kept plus five adult chinook and two adult coho released; 105 bank rods with seven adult coho, two jack coho and three steelhead kept plus one adult coho and one jack coho released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Six bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)

Klickitat — Forty-seven bank rods with 57 adult chinook and three adult coho kept. (WDFW)

Swift Reservoir — Two boaters with 17 rainbow trout and three coho.