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Columbia River and tributaries fishing report, Sept. 15

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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 Sept. 15.

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 — 27 bank anglers kept two Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook; 38 boats/89 rods kept 52 Chinook, 12 Chinook jacks, six coho and released two Chinook jacks.

Camas/Washougal — 39 boats/101 rods kept 43 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, three coho and released two coho.

Interstate 5 area — 15 bank anglers had no catch; 17 boats/32 rods kept five Chinook, two Chinook jacks, one coho and released two coho.

Vancouver — 33 bank anglers kept two Chinook, one coho and released two Chinook and one coho; 174 boats/426 rods kept 178 Chinook, 17 Chinook jacks, 34 coho and released three Chinook, seven Chinook jacks and 37 coho.

Sturgeon

Bonneville — 24 bank anglers had no catch; 7 boats/14 rods had no catch.

Camas/Washougal — Five boats/10 rods had no catch.

Interstate 5 area — 20 boats/49 rods released 12 sublegal, six oversize and kept three legal sturgeon.

Vancouver — Eight bank anglers had no catch; eight boats/17 rods released nine sublegal, seven oversize and kept five legal sturgeon.

Woodland — 19 boats/50 rods released 11 sublegal, five oversize and kept four legal sturgeon.

Kalama — 26 bank anglers released one sublegal sturgeon; 46 boats/136 rods released 130 sublegal, 11 oversize and kept 26 legal sturgeon.

Longview — 46 boats/113 rods released 18 sublegal, five oversize and kept six legal sturgeon.

Cathlamet (Sec. 9) — Nine boats/23 rods released three sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.

Columbia River tributaries

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Four boats/16 rods kept one coho jack and released 17 Chinook.

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

Kalama River — No report.

Lewis River — 33 bank rods kept one Chinook jack, one coho, five coho jacks and released two Chinook, two coho, one coho jack and one steelhead; 18 boats/33 rods kept one Chinook jack, 15 coho, 29 coho jacks and released nine coho and six coho jacks.

Wind River — Two boats/three rods released two Chinook.

Drano Lake — Two bank rods had no catch; 74 boats/225 rods kept 98 Chinook, 12 Chinook jacks, nine coho, two coho jacks and released 35 Chinook, two coho and eight steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 25 bank rods kept three Chinook.

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

Sturgeon

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 11 bank rods released one sublegal, two oversize and kept one legal sturgeon; 28 boats/85 rods released 26 sublegal, 12 oversize and kept seven legal sturgeon.

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