Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Jan. 31, 2023

Linkedin Pinterest

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 8-14


From the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 352 salmonid boats and 92 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 13 flight count.

Fishery reports



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 26 bank anglers kept one Chinook and released two steelhead; four boats/five rods had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Five boats/seven rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — No report.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 42 bank anglers kept three Chinook; 22 boats/39 rods kept five Chinook and released one Chinook jack.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 47 bank anglers kept one Chinook; 70 boats/160 rods kept 22 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook, two Chinook jacks and two steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 146 bank anglers kept 15 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook and one steelhead; 20 boats/51 rods kept five Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 30 boats/71 rods kept six Chinook and released two Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 48 bank anglers released one steelhead; 38 boats/79 rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 13 bank anglers released one steelhead; nine boats/15 rods had no catch.

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


Sec 4 (Vancouver) — One boat/three rods released two sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — One bank angler had no catch; one boat/two rods released one sublegal and four oversize sturgeon.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — One boat/seven rods released four legal and 36 sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 8 (Longview) — One boat/two rods released eight sublegal sturgeon.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 23 bank rods kept one Chinook jack, one steelhead, one cutthroat and released one Chinook jack; one boat/two rods released two cutthroat.

Cowlitz River above I-5 bridge — 18 bank rods had no catch; nine boats/31 rods kept 39 steelhead.

Kalama River — Seven bank rods kept two steelhead and released two steelhead; one boat/two rods had no catch.

Lewis River — 15 bank rods kept five steelhead; three boats/six rods kept one steelhead.