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Fishing report: Oct. 1

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 Sept. 29.

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

Salmon/steelhead

Buoy 10 upstream to Tongue Point/Rocky Point line — Effective Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, the daily limit is six salmon, up to two adults Chinook may be kept. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Coho minimum size 16 inches.

Tongue Point/Rocky Point line to Bonneville Dam — Effective Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, the daily limit is six salmon, up to two adults Chinook may be kept. Release all salmon and steelhead other than Chinook and hatchery coho. Coho minimum size 12 inches.

Sturgeon

Columbia River, from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, including the Cowlitz River — Only on Saturday Oct. 3, anglers may retain White Sturgeon between 44 inches minimum to 50 inches maximum fork length.

The daily white sturgeon limit is one fish, with an annual maximum limit of two fish. Only one single-point barbless hook and bait is allowed when fishing for sturgeon.

Catch and release fishing remains open on non-retention days. Anglers may also continue catch and release fishing even after the annual limit has been met. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

FISHERY REPORTS

Mainstem Lower Columbia River

Salmon/steelhead

Bonneville — 42 bank anglers kept five Chinook and released one Chinook jack; 30 boats/82 rods kept 32 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, one coho, one coho jack and released three Chinook jacks.

Camas/Washougal — 104 boats/234 rods kept 50 Chinook, 10 Chinook jacks, seven coho, two coho jacks and released two Chinook and two coho.

Vancouver — 55 bank anglers kept one Chinook; 50 boats/118 rods kept 35 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, six coho, one coho jack and released one Chinook jack and two coho.

Woodland — Eight bank anglers had no catch; 44 boats/105 rods kept 16 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, seven coho and released four coho.

Kalama — 80 bank anglers kept nine Chinook, one Chinook jack and one coho; 32 boats/81 rods kept six Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one steelhead and two coho.

Cowlitz — 29 boats/69 rods kept six Chinook, one Chinook jack, one coho and released one coho.

Longview — 16 bank anglers had no catch; 15 boats/27 rods kept six Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sturgeon

Bonneville — 16 bank anglers had no catch; one boat/two rods had no catch.

Camas/Washougal — Two boats/five rods had no catch.

Interstate-5 area — Six boats/18 rods kept three legal and released 15 sublegal and two oversize sturgeon.

Vancouver — Four bank anglers had no catch; 11 boats/33 rods released three sublegal sturgeon.

Woodland — Eight boats/23 rods kept three legal and released four sublegal and three oversized sturgeon.

Kalama — Five boats/12 rods kept one legal and released two sublegal sturgeon.

Cowlitz — Four boats/11 rods released one sublegal sturgeon.

Longview — 35 bank anglers had no catch; 22 boats/60 rods released one sublegal sturgeon.

Walleye

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

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/steelhead

Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream — 17 bank rods kept one legal and released seven sublegal and one oversize sturgeon; 19 boats/40 rods kept six coho, two legal sturgeon and released two coho, 13 sublegal and three oversized sturgeon.

Above the I-5 Bridge — 56 bank anglers kept two steelhead and released 34 Chinook and two Chinook jacks; five boats/11 rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook, two Chinook jacks and one coho jack.

Kalama River — 10 bank anglers released two Chinook.

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