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Fishing Report, Oct. 15

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 Oct. 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.

UPDATES

Columbia River Mainstem

Buoy 10 upstream to Tongue Point/Rocky Point line — Now through Dec. 31, the daily limit is six salmon, up to two adults. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Starting Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 31, the daily adult bag limit may include up to one hatchery steelhead.

Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to The Dalles Dam — Now through Dec. 31, the daily limit is six salmon, up to two adults. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Release wild coho downstream of the Hood River Bridge. Starting Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 31, the daily adult bag limit may include up to one hatchery steelhead.

Columbia River tributaries

Toutle River, North Fork Toutle River, and Green River — Through Nov. 30, in all river areas with salmon seasons currently open as published in the 2020-2021 sport fishing rules pamphlet, the salmon daily limit is six, up to two adult salmon may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Washougal River — Through Dec. 31, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls, the salmon daily limit is six, up to two adult salmon may be retained, of which one may be a coho. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Drano Lake — Through Oct. 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, up to one adult salmon or one hatchery steelhead may be retained.

FISHERY REPORTS

Mainstem Lower Columbia River

Salmon/steelhead

Bonneville — 47 bank anglers kept three Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one Chinook jack; 16 boats/33 rods kept 15 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, three coho and two coho jacks.

Camas/Washougal — 52 boats/92 rods kept 17 Chinook, four Chinook jacks, eight coho, three coho jacks and released two Chinook jacks.

Interstate-5 area — One boats/one rod with no catch.

Vancouver — 15 bank anglers had no catch; 17 boats/33 rods kept two Chinook, one Chinook jack, one coho and released one Chinook jack and one coho.

Woodland — Nine bank anglers had no catch; six boats/12 rods kept four Chinook, one coho and released one Chinook jack.

Kalama — Five boats/11 rods kept one Chinook, one coho and released one Chinook jack.

Cowlitz — Six boats/13 rods kept four Chinook.

Longview — One bank angler had no catch; six boats/11 rods had no catch.

Walleye

Camas/Washougal — Two boats/two rods kept one walleye.

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/steelhead

Cowlitz River from Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — 30 bank rods kept two coho and two coho jacks; 16 boats/47 rods kept seven coho, six coho jacks and released 35 Chinook, eight Chinook jacks, three coho and one steelhead.

Above the I-5 bridge — 59 bank rods kept one coho and one coho jack and released eight Chinook and three coho jacks; six boats/16 rods kept three coho jacks and released one Chinook jack.

Kalama River — 31 bank anglers kept eight coho and released one Chinook.

Lewis River — 99 bank anglers kept 18 coho, nine coho jacks and released four Chinook, nine coho and one steelhead; 14 boats/38 rods kept 13 Chinook, four Chinook jacks, eight coho, nine coho jacks and released one coho and three coho jacks.

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

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