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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 15-21

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From the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 465 salmonid boats and 61 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 20 flight count.

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 29 bank anglers kept two Chinook and one Chinook jack; five boats/nine rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 38 boats/75 rods kept seven Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Two bank anglers had no catch; three boats/five rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 35 bank anglers released one Chinook; 20 boats/46 rods kept three Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 84 bank anglers kept three Chinook; 58 boats/134 rods kept three Chinook and released four Chinook jacks, two coho and one steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 144 bank anglers kept nine Chinook; 29 boats/61 rods kept four Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 54 boats/130 rods kept eight Chinook and released one Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 57 bank anglers had no catch; 63 boats/127 rods kept three Chinook and released three steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Eight bank anglers had no catch; 33 boats/71 rods kept two Chinook.

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

STURGEON

Sec 8 (Longview) — One bank angler had no catch.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Seven bank rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Nine bank rods had no catch; seven boats/14 rods kept seven steelhead.

Lewis River — One boat/one rod had no catch.

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