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Columbia River and tributaries fishing report, Sept. 22


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. 21.

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 — 70 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, one Chinook jack, two coho and released one Chinook jack and one coho; 53 boats/128 rods kept 34 Chinook, four Chinook jacks, one coho and released three Chinook and two Chinook jacks.

Camas/Washougal — 97 boats/223 rods kept 46 Chinook, seven Chinook jacks, two coho and released two Chinook, two Chinook jacks and four coho.

Interstate 5 area — One bank angler had no catch; 8 boats/21 rods kept six Chinook, one Chinook jack and two coho.

Vancouver — 21 bank anglers kept one Chinook; 235 boats/559 rods kept 247 Chinook, 41 Chinook jacks, 48 coho, eight coho jacks and released 33 Chinook, six Chinook jack, 68 coho and one steelhead.

Woodland — 14 bank anglers released one coho; 10 boats/26 rods released one Chinook.

Kalama — Six boats/11 rods had no catch.

Longview — 13 boats/32 rods kept 22 coho and released five Chinook and 11 coho.


Bonneville — 27 bank anglers had no catch; one boat/three rods had no catch.

Camas/Washougal — Three boats/seven rods released one sublegal sturgeon.

Interstate 5 area — 30 boats/81 rods released 14 sublegal, seven oversize and kept 12 legal sturgeon.

Vancouver — Three bank anglers had no catch; 15 boats/37 rods released 40 sublegal, nine oversize and kept eight legal sturgeon.

Woodland — Six bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/38 rods released 25 sublegal, six oversize and kept four legal sturgeon.

Kalama — 49 boats/138 rods released 42 sublegal, eight oversize and kept 11 legal sturgeon.

Cowlitz — One boat/three rods had no catch.

Longview — 37 bank anglers had no catch; 44 boats/117 rods released 13 sublegal, eight oversize and kept eight legal sturgeon.

Columbia River tributaries


Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — Seven boats/20 rods kept two coho and released 12 Chinook, one coho and one coho jack.

Lewis River — Four bank rods had no catch; one boat/two rods released one Chinook.

Wind River — Three boats/six rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — Four bank rods had no catch; 23 boats/53 rods kept 19 Chinook, four coho and released three Chinook, one coho and two steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 13 bank rods had no catch.

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


Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 21 bank rods released three sublegal and two oversize sturgeon; 19 boats/55 rods released 25 sublegal, five oversize and kept one legal sturgeon.

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