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Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, July 4-10


From Lower Columbia River Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam there were 196 salmonid boats and 210 Washington bank rods were tallied during the July 9 flight count.

Fishery reports



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 47 bank anglers kept two Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 11 boats/18 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 20 bank anglers kept one sockeye and released two steelhead; one boat/one rod released one Chinook.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 218 bank anglers kept 19 Chinook, one jack, seven steelhead, 10 sockeye and released nine Chinook and two steelhead; 50 boats/101 rods kept 12 Chinook, one steelhead, six sockeye and released eight Chinook and three steelhead.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 100 bank anglers kept three Chinook, one jack, five steelhead, eight sockeye and released two steelhead and one sockeye; 30 boats/61 rods kept eight Chinook and released three Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 271 bank anglers kept 24 Chinook, 23 steelhead, nine sockeye and released 18 Chinook, two jacks and seven steelhead; 41 boats/92 rods kept four Chinook, one jack, three steelhead and released two Chinook, two jacks and three steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 15 boats/45 rods kept four Chinook, five steelhead, three sockeye and released two Chinook and seven steelhead.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 263 bank anglers kept four Chinook, 32 steelhead, 13 sockeye and released 18 steelhead and two sockeye; 92 boats/203 rods kept 14 Chinook, one jack, 30 steelhead, four sockeye and released four Chinook and four steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 56 bank anglers kept two Chinook, eight steelhead, one sockeye and released three steelhead; 11 boats/38 rods kept one Chinook, 22 steelhead and released five Chinook and two steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Four bank anglers kept two steelhead; one boat/two rods had no catch.


Sec 6 (Kalama) — Two boats/seven rods released one sublegal and two oversize sturgeon

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Two boats/five rods released one legal, six sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.


Sec 1 (Bonneville) — Eight bank anglers kept 24 shad.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/one rod had no catch.


Sec 4 (Vancouver) — One boat/four rods released three walleye.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 61 bank rods kept one Chinook and seven steelhead; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Cowlitz River above I-5 Bridge — 20 bank rods kept one Chinook and seven steelhead; 16 boats/51 rods kept 63 steelhead.

Lewis River — One boat/two rods had no catch.