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Fishing Report: WDFW director to adopt state salmon fishing regulations

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind is scheduled to adopt 2021-2022 state salmon season fishing regulations at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1.

The event will be conducted virtually, and the public is welcome to listen in.

This follows a June 22 public hearing and marks the final step in the annual salmon season setting process, commonly referred to as North of Falcon. For more information about the North of Falcon process, and to see tentative season summaries, visit wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/management/north-falcon.

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 June 21.

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.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM

Salmon/Steelhead

Bonneville — 73 bank anglers kept three Chinook and released eight Chinook; four boats/eight rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook.

Camas/Washougal — Three boats/eight rods kept one Chinook.

Interstate 5 area — 13 bank anglers had no catch; six boats/14 rods kept one Chinook.

Vancouver — 92 bank anglers kept two Chinook and released two Chinook; 35 boats/76 rods kept four Chinook, three jacks and released two Chinook.

Woodland — 50 bank anglers kept three Chinook and released four Chinook; 12 boats/33 rods kept five Chinook, one steelhead and released two Chinook.

Kalama — 187 bank anglers kept 23 Chinook, four jacks, one steelhead and released five Chinook and one steelhead; 54 boats/143 rods kept 22 Chinook, one jack, one sockeye and released three Chinook and one jack.

Cowlitz — 25 boats/82 rods kept 10 Chinook, four jacks, two sockeye and released six Chinook.

Longview — 107 bank anglers kept three Chinook, three steelhead and released one steelhead and one sockeye; 110 boats/244 rods kept 35 Chinook, two jacks, four steelhead and released 13 Chinook, three jacks and one sockeye.

Cathlamet (Sec. 9) — 46 bank anglers kept two Chinook, one jack and one steelhead; five boats/11 rods kept one Chinook, one sockeye and released one steelhead.

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

Sturgeon

Kalama — Two boats/seven rods released 16 sublegal, one legal and five oversize sturgeon.

Longview — Two boats/five rods released four sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.

Shad

Bonneville — 16 bank anglers kept 284 shad; six boats/15 rods kept 404 shad.

Woodland — Two boats/seven rods had no catch.

Kalama — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Cowlitz — One boat/four rods had no catch.

Longview — One boat/three rods had no catch.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River from Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — One bank rod had no catch.

Above the I-5 Bridge — Two bank rods had no catch; one boat/two rods kept one steelhead

Kalama River — Four bank anglers had no catch.

Lewis River — Two bank rods had no catch; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Wind River — One boat/one rod had no catch.

Drano Lake — One boat/two rods had no catch.

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

Klickitat above No. 5 Fishway — One boat/three rods released one Chinook.

Recent trout plants

Klineline Pond, June 10 — 2,016 rainbow, 2.24 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Mayfield Reservoir, June 16 — 3,400 rainbow, 1.70 fish per pound from Eells Springs Hatchery.

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