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Fishing report, April 7

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 April 5.

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


Columbia River mainstem

Bonneville – 197 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook and released one Chinook; six boats/12 rods kept two Chinook and released one Chinook.

Camas/Washougal – 17 boats/38 rods kept two Chinook and released one Chinook.

Interstate-5 area – 15 boats/21 rods had no catch.

Vancouver – 40 bank anglers kept two Chinook; 111 boats/230 rods kept 19 Chinook and released two Chinook.

Woodland – 28 bank anglers had no catch; 96 boats/289 rods kept 20 Chinook and released 3 Chinook.

Kalama – 55 bank anglers kept two Chinook and one steelhead; 99 boats/255 rods kept 26 Chinook and released one Chinook.

Cowlitz – 22 boats/67 rods kept seven Chinook.

Longview – 110 bank anglers kept two steelhead; 238 boats/482 rods kept 26 Chinook and released five Chinook.

Cathlamet, section 9 – 19 bank anglers had no catch; 12 boats/32 rods kept one Chinook.

Cathlamet, section 10 – Three bank anglers had no catch; 149 boats/377 rods kept 61 Chinook, three jacks and released two Chinook, one jack and one steelhead.


Columbia River mainstem

Longview – Two bank anglers had no catch.

John Day Pool – Six boats/16 rods released two oversized sturgeon.


Columbia River mainstem

Camas/Washougal – One boat/one road had no catch.

John Day Pool – 68 boats/164 rods kept 179 walleye and released 67 walleye.


Columbia River mainstem

John Day Pool – 13 boats/25 rods kept 14 bass and released 152 bass.


Columbia River tributaries

Cowlitz River at Interstate-5 Bridge downstream – 107 bank rods kept four steelhead and released two steelhead; two boats/five rods had no catch.

Above Interstate-5 Bridge – 31 bank rods kept seven steelhead; 22 boats/82 rods kept 40 steelhead and released one Chinook.

Lewis River – Three bank anglers had no catch.

Recent trout plants

Battle Ground Lake, March 30 – 3,000 rainbow, 2.59 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Battle Ground Lake, April 5 – 3,000 rainbow, 2.20 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, April 5 – 2,500 rainbow, 2.60 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

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