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Fishing report: July 7

The Columbian

Effective through July 31, the daily catch limit on salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River from the Megler/Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam is six, with up to two adults may be retained — up to one of which may be a sockeye and up to one may be a steelhead. Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery jack Chinook. Release all wild steelhead.

Angling for and retention of salmon and steelhead is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to the Megler/Astoria Bridge.

Fishery reports

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on July 6.

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



Bonneville — 117 bank anglers kept seven Chinook and released 10 Chinoo, two jacks, one sockeye and one steelhead; five boats/eight rods kept one Chinook and released three Chinook.

Camas/Washougal — Seven boats/13 rods had no catch.

Interstate 5 area — 83 bank anglers kept eight sockeye, one steelhead and released two Chinook and one steelhead; five boats/seven rods released one Chinook.

Vancouver — 69 bank anglers kept five Chinook, two jacks and released one steelehead; 44 boats/89 rods kept three Chinook, one sockeye and released three Chinook and one jack.

Woodland — 24 bank anglers had no catch; 10 boats/26 rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook.

Kalama — 206 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and released five Chinook and two steelhead; 53 boats/115 rods kept 10 Chinook, one sockeeye and released six Chinook.

Cowlitz — 22 boats/56 rods kept 11 Chinook and released one Chinook.

Longview — 137 bank anglers kept three sockeye, four steelhead and released one steelhead; 51 boats/108 rods kept one Chinook, three steelhead and released two Chinook and three steelhead.

Cathlamet (Sec. 9) — 28 bank anglers kept one Chinook, one jack, three steelhead, two sockeye and released two steelhead; four boats/nine rods kept five steelhead and released one Chinook.

Cathlamet (Sec.10) — Two bank anglers had no catch.


Kalama — One boat/three rods released nine sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.


Bonneville — 40 bank anglers kept 131 shad; four boats/eight rods kept 79 shad.

Camas/Washougal — One boat/three rods kept 20 shad.



Cowlitz River from Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — 22 banks rod had no catch; 1 boat/2 rods kept two steelhead.

Above the I-5 Bridge — 20 bank rods kept six steelhead; 15 boats/50 rods kept one Chinook and 40 steelhead.

Kalama River — No report.

Lewis River — 3 boats/five rods kept two steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Four bank rods had no catch.

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