Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on July 13.
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.
Columbia River Mainstem
Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco — Effective July 16-31: open to retention of hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook (adults and jacks). Daily bag limit includes two adult hatchery salmonids (Chinook and steelhead only), of which only one may be a steelhead. All salmon except hatchery Chinook must be released. All other permanent regulations, including bag limits for jack Chinook, apply.
Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam — Shad fishing reopened Thursday. Sockeye handle in this fishing zone is expected to be minimal due to low effort and the waning shad run, so no additional mortality to ESA-listed Snake River sockeye due to shad fishing is expected.
Mainstem lower Columbia River
Bonneville — 28 bank anglers with three Chinook kept and two Chinook and two steelhead released.
Camas-Washougal — Six bank anglers with no catch; 10 boats/16 rods with no catch.
Interstate 5 area — 14 bank anglers with two steelhead released; 6 boats/10 rods with no catch.
Vancouver — 159 bank anglers with four Chinook kept and two Chinook, one jack and one steelhead released; 59 boats/119 rods with two Chinook kept and six Chinook and one steelhead released.
Woodland — 126 bank anglers with two Chinook kept and one Chinook and one steelhead released; 14 boats/26 rods with one Chinook, one jack kept and one Chinook and one steelhead released.
Kalama — 203 bank anglers with seven Chinook, one jack kept and six Chinook, eight steelhead and one sockeye released; 25 boats/54 rods with one Chinook kept and three Chinook, one jack and two steelhead released.
Cowlitz — 18 boats/45 rods with six Chinook kept and four Chinook and one steelhead released.
Longview — 93 bank anglers with one Chinook kept and 14 steelhead and one sockeye released; 67 boats/146 rods with four Chinook, one jack kept and four Chinook, one steelhead and one sockeye released.
Cathlamet (Section 9) — 23 bank anglers with five steelhead released; 15 boats/36 rods with one Chinook kept and 21 steelhead and one sockeye released.
Cathlamet (Section 10) — 1 boat/3 rods with no catch.
Kalama — 1 boat/5 rods with two oversize sturgeon released.
Cowlitz — 1 boat/6 rods with eight sublegal, four legal and three oversize sturgeon released.
Longview — 1 boat/2 rods five sublegal and one oversize sturgeon released.
Bonneville — 2 bank anglers with two shad kept.
Camas/Washougal — 2 boats/3 road had no catch.
Columbia River tributaries
Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream — 57 bank rods with four steelhead kept and one steelhead released.
Cowlitz, above the I-5 Bridge — 42 bank rods with 10 steelhead kept; 12 boats/30 rods with 26 steelhead kept.
Kalama River — 9 bank anglers with no catch.
Lewis River — 19 bank anglers with no catch; 3 boats/8 rods with three steelhead kept and two jacks released.
Wind River — 1 bank angler had no catch.
Drano Lake — 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Klickitat below Fisher Hill Bridge — 1 bank angler had no catch.
Klickitat above No. 5 Fishway — Two bank anglers with one steelehead released.