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Columbia River and tributaries salmon fishing report, Oct. 18


Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Oct. 18.

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 — 75 bank anglers kept eight Chinook, three Chinook jacks, 22 coho, two coho jacks and released one Chinook and three coho; six boats/16 rods kept five Chinook, one Chinook jack and six coho.

Camas/Washougal — 29 boats/52 rods kept 10 Chinook, one Chinook jack, nine coho and released one Chinook jack and one coho.

Vancouver — One bank angler had no catch; four boats/nine rods kept one Chinook, one Chinook jack and four coho.

Woodland — Four bank anglers kept one coho; seven boats/14 rods kept one Chinook, six coho, one coho jack and released two coho.

Kalama — One boat/three rods kept two Chinook.

Cowlitz — Two boats/three rods kept two Chinook, two coho and released one coho.

Columbia River tributaries


Kalama River — Nine bank rods kept two coho, one coho jack and released two coho jacks.

Lewis River — 48 bank rods kept four Chinook, seven coho and one coho jack; eight boats/13 rods kept three Chinook jacks and two coho.

Wind River — One bank rod released one coho; eight boats/14 rods kept six coho and released two Chinook.

Drano Lake — 11 bank rods kept three Chinook and released two Chinook; 10 boats/25 rods kept eight Chinook and released 23 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, six coho and two steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 47 bank rods kept eight Chinook, one Chinook jack and three coho.

Klickitat River above No. 5 Fishway — Two bank rods had no catch.