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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 22-28

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From the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 935 salmonid boats and 166 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 27 flight count.

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 17 bank anglers kept one Chinook and two Chinook jacks; six boats/13 rods kept one Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Three bank anglers had no catch; 18 boats/36 rods kept four Chinook.

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

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 86 bank anglers kept 14 Chinook and one Chinook jack; 82 boats/162 rods kept 14 Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 63 bank anglers kept eight Chinook and one coho; 70 boats/145 rods kept 29 Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 364 bank anglers kept 78 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook, two Chinook jacks, one coho jack and one steelhead; 78 boats/191 rods kept 21 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released three Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 74 boats/183 rods kept 23 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released four Chinook, two Chinook jacks and one steelhead.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 43 bank anglers kept six Chinook and released two steelhead; 61 boats/126 rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Five bank anglers had no catch; 35 boats/79 rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook jack.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch.; nine boats/24 rods kept 11 Chinook, one Chinook jack, three coho and released two Chinook and two coho.

STURGEON

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/three rods released eight sublegal sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Four bank rods had no catch; six boats/18 rods kept one Chinook, five steelhead and released one Chinook and six steelhead.

Cowlitz River above I-5 Bridge — One bank rod had no catch.

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

Drano Lake — 51 bank rods kept two Chinook and released one Chinook jack and three steelhead; 93 boats/224 rods kept 58 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released 38 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, one coho and 11 steelhead.

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