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Fishing report of Sept. 6

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Columbia River Mainstem

Salmon/Steelhead

Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Warrior Rock line — As of Sept. 4, closed to fishing for and retention of salmon and steelhead.

Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam — As of Sept. 7, closed to fishing for and retention of salmon and steelhead, which also includes Camas Slough.

Sturgeon

Columbia River: Buoy 10 upstream to the Wauna Powerlines near Cathlamet including adjacent tributaries — Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Columbia River: From Wauna Powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam including the Cowlitz River — Effective Saturdays, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 only, the daily limit will be one, with annual limit of two. Retained fish must measure between 44- and 50-inches fork length. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed. Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.

Columbia River: From Bonneville Dam upstream to McNary Dam including adjacent tributaries — Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Columbia River Tributaries

Salmon/Steelhead

Drano Lake — As of Sept. 4, in the waters of Drano Lake located between a line projected through shoreline markers (located on north and west shores) approximately 2,000’ downstream of the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery, upstream to the deadline markers at the mouth of the Little White Salmon River immediately below the fish hatchery: Closed to angling for all species.

Wind River — Effective Sept. 16 through Nov. 30, from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls upstream to Moore Bridge: Angling closed.

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 for the period of Aug. 30-Sept. 6.

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 — 86 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released two Chinook, one coho and one steelhead; 91 boats/260 rods kept 36 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, three coho, one coho jack and released three Chinook and two coho.

Camas/Washougal — 137 boats/348 rods kept 46 Chinook, eight Chinook jacks, three coho, two coho jacks and released seven Chinook and five coho.

Interstate 5 area — 10 bank anglers had no catch; 87 boats/205 rods kept 13 Chinook, five coho, one coho jack and released three coho.

Vancouver — 149 bank anglers kept four Chinook, one coho and released one coho; 135 boats/327 rods kept 45 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, six coho and released one Chinook, one Chinook jack and 15 coho.

Woodland — 26 bank anglers kept 1 Chinook; 45 boats/102 rods kept 32 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, four coho and released one Chinook, one Chinook jack and five coho.

Kalama — 114 bank anglers kept 12 Chinook and one coho; 44 boats/93 rods kept 20 Chinook, one Chinook jack, two coho and released three Chinook.

Cowlitz — 60 boats/149 rods kept 48 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, five coho and released four Chinook and three Chinook jacks.

Longview — 29 bank anglers kept two Chinook and released one steelhead; 100 boats/203 rods kept 25 Chinook, one Chinook jack, five coho, one coho jack and released two Chinook, two Chinook jacks and three coho.

Cathlamet (Sec. 9) — 11 bank anglers had no catch; 22 boats/48 rods kept 16 Chinook, three coho and released one Chinook jack and two coho.

Cathlamet (Sec. 10) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 19 boats/42 rods kept 20 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, three coho and released three Chinook and three coho.

Sturgeon

Interstate 5 area — Three boats/nine rods released six sublegal, seven legal and four oversize sturgeon.

Longview — Two boats/11 rods released one sublegal and two legal sturgeon.

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River from Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — No report.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — No report.

Kalama River — No report.

Lewis River — No report.

Wind River — Two boats/two rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — 11 bank rods released one Chinook and two steelhead; 100 boats/268 rods kept 80 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, two coho and released 61 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, one coho and four steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 10 bank rods released one steelhead.

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

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