Fishing report 9/26

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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It’s almost October and chinook catches are fading, with the better bite in the past week downstream of Woodland.

Washington’s sampling found only 25 percent of the chinook handled downstream of Warrior Rock were fin clipped and kept. Starting today, any chinook — fin-clipped or not — can be kept between Buoy 10 and the Warrior Rock line.

The gillnetters will fish from the ocean to Beacon Rock tonight and Sunday night.

Buoy 10 is yielding some coho. Oregon sampled 49 boaters with 18 coho kept plus two chinook and 16 coho released.

Goose Lake has been stocked with 1,300 cutthroat trout averaging more than a pound.

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

Lower Columbia — Cathlamet, 31 boaters with seven adult fall chinook salmon released. (WDFW)

Westport, Ore., to Portland, 283 boat rods with 10 adult chinook and two jacks kept plus 39 adult chinook released; 15 Oregon bank rods with no catch. (ODFW)

Longview, 307 boaters with 24 adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus 41 adult chinook released; 119 bank rods with 16 adult chinook and one steelhead kept plus 40 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 135 bank rods with 18 adult chinook, one jack chinook and seven adult coho kept plus 78 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 115 boaters with seven adult chinook kept and 29 released; 236 bank rods with 42 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus 127 adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 142 boaters with 18 adult chinook and one jack kept plus 59 adult chinook released; 80 bank rods with nine adult chinook kept plus 23 adult chinook and one jack released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 178 boaters with 32 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one adult coho released; 277 bank rods with 77 adult chinook and four jacks kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 63 boaters with two adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

Troutdale, 225 boaters with seven adult chinook kept and two coho released; six boaters with seven walleye kept. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 35 boaters with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, nine boaters with six adult chinook kept; 42 bank rods with nine adult chinook and 12 jacks kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 170 boaters with 77 adult chinook and 11 jacks kept plus one adult chinook released; 77 Oregon bank rods with nine adult chinook kept. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 54 boaters with 78 adult chinook and two jack chinook kept.(WDFW)

The Dalles pool, 198 boaters with 149 chinook and one coho kept plus one steelhead released; 26 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept plus one oversize and 13 sublegals released; eight boaters with two legal sturgeon kept plus two oversize, six legal and 42 sublegals released; two bank rods with no bass. (WDFW)

Lewis — Four bank rods with two adult coho and one adult chinook released; two boaters with two adult chinook kept plus nine adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Any chinook — fin-clipped or not — can be kept in the Lewis and North Fork of the Lewis beginning Tuesday.

North Fork Lewis — Ten boaters with five adult chinook released; 56 bank rods with three adult chinook, three adult coho, three jack coho and a steelhead kept plus one adult coho released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Fifty-seven bank rods with two adult chinook kept and four released. (WDFW)

Drano Lake — Sixteen boaters with 10 chinook kept. Drano is closed from 6 p.m. Tuesdays to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in October.

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

Lower Klickitat — Twelve bank rods with 10 adult chinook and one coho kept plus three adult chinook released; five boaters with eight adult chinook kept.

Upper Klickitat — Forty-nine boaters and 136 bank rods with 74 chinook kept and four chinook released. (WDFW)

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