Fishing report 6/19

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Bonneville pool is open again Friday and Saturday for the conclusion of the scheduled summer retention period for sturgeon. Anglers averaged a keeper per six boat rods and 17.6 bank rods last Friday and Saturday.

Trout fishing is good in Swift Reservoir. Trollers were catching 9- to 10-inch fish last weekend fishing with 2 ounces of weight at 17 to 35 “pulls.’’

Summer chinook catches should improve as the run builds a bit in the next week.

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

Lower Columbia — Estuary, 15 boaters with five steelhead kept and two released. (WDFW)

Westport, Ore., to Portland, 97 boaters with eight adult spring chinook, one jack chinook and 12 steelhead kept plus five adult chinook, one jack chinook, five steelhead and one sockeye released; 121 Oregon bank rods with one adult spring chinook, one jack chinook and four steelhead kept plus one adult chinook, one steelhead and five sockeye released. (ODFW)

Cathlamet, 36 boaters with 10 steelhead and three chinook kept plus two steelhead and one sockeye released; 64 bank rods with nine steelhead kept plus two steelhead and one sockeye released. (WDFW)

Longview, 248 boaters with 11 adult chinook, three jack chinook and 32 steelhead kept plus 20 adult chinook, 13 steelhead and three sockeye released; 161 bank rods with 14 steelhead and one chinook kept plus three steelhead and one sockeye released. (WDFW)

Cowlitz River mouth, 11 boaters with one spring chinook kept and one released. (WDFW)

Kalama, 117 boaters with 11 adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus 10 adult chinook and one steelhead released; 107 bank rods with one adult chinook kept and five released; 12 boaters with 48 legal, one oversize and 80 sublegal sturgeon released; 11 boaters with 39 shad kept and five released. (WDFW)

Woodland, 130 boaters with 10 adult chinook and two steelhead kept plus 24 adult chinook released; 147 bank rods with seven adult chinook kept plus 12 adult chinook and one jack released. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 118 boaters with four adult and two jack chinook kept plus 16 released; 129 bank rods with 13 adult chinook kept and five released; four boaters with 23 shad released. (WDFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, 26 boaters with no salmon or steelhead.(WDFW)

Troutdale, Ore., 54 boaters with four adult spring chinook released; three boaters with two shad kept; four boaters with no walleye. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, 21 boaters with three adult chinook released; 18 bank rods with one adult chinook and one sockeye released; 22 bank rods with 33 shad kept, 13 boaters with two shad kept. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, 175 bank rods with 15 adult chinook, five jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus 30 adult chinook and one jack chinook released; 398 bank rods with 1,733 shad kept. (WDFW)

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam), 106 boaters with eight adult spring chinook, two jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus 18 adult chinook, two jacks and two sockeye released; 99 boaters with 725 shad kept. (ODFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 115 boaters with 18 legal sturgeon kept plus 262 sublegals, two legal and six oversize sturgeon released; 88 bank rods with five legal sturgeon kept plus one legal, 80 sublegals and one oversize released. (WDFW)

The Dalles pool, 12 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept plus seven sublegals and one oversize released; five boaters with 30 sublegals released; 35 bank rods with one spring chinook released; three boaters with no salmon or steelhead; six boaters with three walleye kept and five released; two boaters with 14 bass released. (WDFW)

John Day pool, one boat with 20 bass released; 10 boaters with four walleye kept; eight bank rods with one chinook kept. (WDFW)

Cowlitz — Seventy-two bank rods with 26 adult spring chinook, five jacks and three steelhead kept plus one adult spring chinook released’ 16 boaters with 10 adult spring chinook and three jacks kept. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — One bank rod with no steelhead. (WDFW)

Swift Reservoir — Two trollers with 10 rainbow trout kept.

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