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Fishing report: Sept. 17

The Columbian

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Sept. 15.

Always check the WDFW website at for the latest fishing rules and regulations as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.

Mainstem Lower Columbia River


Bonneville — One boat/four rods with two Chinook and one Chinook jack kept.

Camas/Washougal — 15 boats/33 rods with 16 Chinook, one Chinook jack kept, and one Chinook released.

Interstate-5 area — One boat/one rod with one Chinook kept.

Vancouver — 13 bank anglers with no catch; 57 boats/138 rods with 87 Chinook, 11 Chinook jacks, four coho kept, and one Chinook jack, six coho released.

Woodland — Six bank anglers with three Chinook kept; 24 boats/67 rods with 38 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, two coho kept, and one Chinook jack, one coho released.

Kalama — 92 bank anglers with 27 Chinook, two Chinook jacks kept; 36 boats/80 rods with 36 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, one coho kept, and two Chinook jacks released.

Cowlitz — 24 boats/62 rods with 30 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, one coho, one coho jack kept, and one Chinook, one Chinook jack and one coho jack released.

Longview — Five bank anglers with no catch; 35 boats/71 rods with 12 Chinook, one Chinook jack, five coho, one coho jack kept, and one Chinook released.


Vancouver — Eight boats/20 rods with six legal kept, and eight sublegal, one oversized released.

Woodland — Two boats/six rods with two legal kept, and four sublegal, six oversized released.

Kalama — One boat/five rods with one legal kept.

Cowlitz — Eight boats/22 rods with four legal kept, and 11 sublegal, one oversized released.

Longview — 43 bank anglers with two sublegal, one oversized released; 114 boats/318 rods with 43 legal kept, and 97 sublegal, 23 oversized released.

Columbia River tributaries


Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream — Eight bank anglers with no catch; 31 boats/91 rods with five legal sturgeon kept, and 15 sublegal, five oversized sturgeon released.

Kalama River — 13 bank anglers with one Chinook kept, and one Chinook released.

Drano Lake — Eight bank anglers with two Chinook, one Chinook jack kept; 66 boats/201 rods with 36 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, three coho kept, and 11 Chinook released.