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Fishing report Oct. 22

The Columbian
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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife suspended all razor clam digs along the Pacific Coast on Wednesday because of high levels of domoic acid.

Clammers should check with WDFW to see when the closure is lifted.

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. 19.

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 — Through Dec. 31 the daily limit is six salmon with up to two adults. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. On Nov. 1 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 — Through Dec. 31 the daily limit is six salmon with up to two adults. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and coho. Release wild coho downstream of the Hood River Bridge. On Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 the daily adult bag limit may include up to one hatchery steelhead.

Columbia River Tributaries

Cowlitz River (from mouth to posted markers below Barrier Dam) — Through Dec. 31, the salmon daily limit is six with up to two adult salmon. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho,

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

Lewis River (from Colvin Creek to overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam) — Through Oct. 31 and Dec. 16-31, the salmon daily limit is six, with up to two adult salmon. Release all salmon other than Chinook and hatchery coho.

Washougal River (from mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls) — Through Dec. 31, the salmon daily limit is six with up to two adults. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Drano Lake — Through Oct. 31, the salmon and hatchery steelhead daily limit is six with up to one adult salmon or one hatchery steelhead.

Fishery reports

Columbia River Mainstem

Salmon/steelhead

Bonneville — 57 bank anglers kept six Chinook and two coho; nine boats/22 rods kept seven Chinook, four coho and released two Chinook.

Camas/Washougal — 46 boats/88 rods kept six Chinook, three Chinook jacks, six coho and released one Chinook.

Vancouver — Eight bank anglers had no catch; 10 boats/15 rods kept two Chinook.

Woodland — Two boats/two rods had no catch.

Kalama — 12 bank anglers had no catch; five boats/11 rods kept one Chinook and one coho.

Longview — One bank angler had no catch; two boats/seven rods had no catch.

Walleye

Camas/Washougal — One boat/one rod had no catch.

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/steelhead

Cowlitz River – Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — Six bank rods had no catch.

Kalama River — 30 bank anglers kept nine coho and three coho jacks; 11 boats/23 rods kept 12 coho, six coho jacks and released two Chinook and one steelhead.

Lewis River — 20 bank anglers kept two coho and released six Chinook and one coho; seven boats/17 rods released one Chinook jack and one coho.

Drano Lake — Seven bank anglers had no catch; eight boats/14 rods kept three Chinook and three coho.

Klickitat below Fisher Hill Bridge — 51 bank anglers kept three Chinook, 17 coho and released three Chinook.

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

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

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