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Fishing report: Nov. 12

The Columbian
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Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Nov. 9.

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.

UPDATES

Columbia River Mainstem

Salmon/steelhead

Buoy 10 upstream to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco — Through Dec. 31, the daily limit is six salmon with up to two adults of which one may be a hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho. Release wild coho downstream of Hood River Bridge. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/steelhead

Cowlitz River — Through Dec. 31 from the mouth to posted markers below the Barrier Dam, the salmon daily limit is six, with no more than two adult salmon. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Lewis River — Through Dec. 31 from the mouth to Colvin Creek, the salmon daily limit is six, with up to two adult salmon. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Lewis River — From Dec. 16 to Dec. 31 from Colvin Creek to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam, the salmon daily limit will be six with no more than two adult salmon. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Washougal River — Through Dec. 31, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls, the salmon daily limit is six with no more than two adults. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Drano Lake — Through Dec. 31 in the waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish hatchery and upstream of Highway 14 bridge, the salmon and hatchery steelhead daily limit is six with up to two adults of which no more than one may be a hatchery steelhead.

FISHERY REPORTS

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/steelhead

Cowlitz River – Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — 26 bank rods kept two coho and two coho jacks; three boats/nine rods kept two coho.

Above the I-5 Bridge — 49 bank rods kept five coho, three coho jacks and released 18 Chinook and three coho; two boats/six rods had no catch.

Kalama River — 37 bank anglers kept two coho, two coho jacks and released four Chinook; six boats/15 rods kept four coho and released three Chinook.

Lewis River — 54 bank anglers kept two Chinook and released one coho; seven boats/24 rods kept two Chinook, three coho and released eight Chinook and three coho.

Washougal River — Four bank anglers had no catch.

Klickitat below Fisher Hill Bridge — 10 bank anglers kept five coho and released one Chinook.

Klickitat above No. 5 Fishway — Three bank anglers had no catch.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/creel

FISH COUNTS

Bonneville Dam

Nov. 6 — 119 chinook adults; 14 chinook jack; 97 coho adult; 23 coho jack; 12 steelhead; 3 unclipped steelhead.

Nov. 7 — 108 chinook adults; 7 chinook jack; 113 coho adult; 26 coho jack; 11 steelhead; 6 unclipped steelhead.

Nov. 8 — 20 chinook adults; 5 chinook jack; 56 coho adult; 10 coho jack; 9 steelhead; 4 unclipped steelhead.

Nov. 9 — 13 chinook adults; 10 chinook jack; 43 coho adult; 5 coho jack; 7 steelhead; 5 unclipped steelhead.

Nov. 10 — 25 chinook adults; 3 chinook jack; 12 coho adult; 6 coho jack; 9 steelhead; 4 unclipped steelhead.

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