In the Lower Columbia River mainstem from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville, 425 salmonid boats and 133 Washington bank rods were tallied in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s flight count last Saturday.
Also, White Sturgeon fishing is open for catch-and-release only from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to McNary Daym, including adjacent tributaries. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
Mainstem Lower Columbia
Bonneville — 20 bank anglers kept one Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook jacka and four steelhead.
Camas/Washougal — Four bank anglers had no catch; six boats/11 rods had no catch.
Interstate-5 area — 10 bank anglers had no catch; one boat/one rod had no catch
Vancouver — 37 bank anglers had no catch; 24 boats/53 rods kept 10 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one steelhead.
Woodland — 59 bank anglers kept eight Chinook and one Chinook jack; 16 boats/28 rods kept three Chinook.
Kalama — 67 bank anglers kept 16 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one Chinook jack; five boats/11 rods had no catch.
Cowlitz — 10 boats/21 rods kept one Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one coho jack and two steelhead.
Longview — 33 bank anglers released two steelhead; 12 boats/21 rods kept one Chinook.
Cathlamet — One bank angler had no catch; 13 boats/27 rods kept five Chinook and two Chinook jacks.
Cathlamet — Five boats/15 rods kept seven Chinook.
Columbia River tributaries
Cowlitz River, I-5 bridge downstream — One boat/one rod had no catch.
Cowlitz River, I-5 bridge — 16 bank rods kept seven steelhead; nine boats/27 rods kept 19 steelhead.
Kalama River — Five bank anglers had no catch.
Wind River — One bank angler had no catch.
Drano Lake — One bank angler released two steelhead; 11 boats/18 rods released one Chinook and four steelhead.
Klickitat below Fisher Hill Bridge — One bank angler had no catch.
Klickitat above No. 5 Fishway — Three bank anglers had no catch.
Camas/Washougal — Two boat/three rods had no catch.