Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Aug. 4.
Always check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing for the latest fishing rules and regulations as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.
From the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to McNary Dam including adjacent tributaries — Effective until further notice, White Sturgeon is open for catch-and-release fishing only. All sanctuary areas are in effect through August 31. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
Mainstem Columbia and tributaries: Effective Aug. 1, the permanent rules listed by stream and section in the 2020-21 Washington Sport Fishing pamphlet are current.
Mainstem Lower Columbia River: Salmon/steelhead
Bonneville – 79 bank anglers with eight steelhead kept and one Chinook and 18 steelhead released; 1 boat/2 rods with no catch.
Camas/Washougal – 7 boats/13 rods with one Chinook kept and two Chinook and one steelhead released.
Interstate 5 area – 20 bank anglers with two steelhead kept and three steelhead released; 3 boats/5 rods with no catch.
Vancouver – 28 bank anglers with eight steelhead kept and one steelhead released; 3 boats/5 rods with no catch.
Woodland – 52 bank anglers with six steelhead released; 7 boats/15 rods with no catch.
Kalama – 182 bank anglers with three Chinook and three steelhead kept, and one Chinook and nine steelhead released; 17 boats/34 rods with one Chinook and one steelhead released.
Cowlitz – 6 boats/9 rods with one Chinook kept.
Longview – 127 bank anglers with 7 steelhead kept and two steelhead released; 11 boats/21 rods with one Chinook, four steelhead kept and one jack released.
Mainstem Lower Columbia River: Sturgeon
Woodland – One boat/three rods with no catch.
Kalama – One boat/one rod had no catch.
Cowlitz – One boat/one rod with eight sublegal sturgeon released.
Longview – One bank angler with no catch; two boats/three rods with one sublegal, two legal sturgeon released.
Mainstem Lower Columbia River: Walleye
Camas/Washougal – One boat/two rods with two walleye kept.
Columbia River tributaries : Salmon/steelhead
Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream – 52 bank rods with six steelhead kept; one boat/two rods with one steelhead kept.
Above the I-5 Bridge – 48 bank rods with 21 steelhead kept, one steelhead released; 40 boats/120 rods with 63 steelhead kept.
Kalama River – One bank angler with no catch.
Lewis River – Eight bank anglers with three steelhead kept.
Drano Lake – Two boats/three rods with two steelhead released.
Klickitat above No. 5 Fishway – Four bank anglers had no catch.