The fishing season on the Lower Columbia River for salmon and steelhead has lasts through July 31.
From the Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to The Dalles Dam and, anglers will have a daily limit of six with up to two adults kept of which one may be a steelhead. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches.
Release all salmon other than sockeye and hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.
From Lower Columbia River Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam there were 143 salmonid boats and 169 Washington bank rods were tallied during the July 17 flight count.
MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER
Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 20 bank anglers kept one Chinook and four steelhead and released two Chinook and 10 steelhead.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 17 bank anglers kept one jack, one steelhead, three sockeye and released onesteelhead. 1 boat/2 rods kept one Chinook.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 122 bank anglers kept eight Chinook, five steelhead, six sockeye and released six Chinook, two jacks and seven steelhead. 25 boats/46 rods kept five Chinook, two steelhead and released two Chinook.
Sec 5 (Woodland) — 40 bank anglers kept one Chinook, two steelhead and released one Chinook and two steelhead. 11 boats/22 rods had no catch.
Sec 6 (Kalama) — 187 bank anglers kept 12 Chinook, seven steelhead, five sockeye and released seven Chinook, two jacks, seven steelhead and one sockeye. 14 boats/31 rods kept one Chinook, four steelhead, one sockeye and released one Chinook and two steelhead.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 5 boats/12 rods released one Chinook.
Sec 8 (Longview) — 101 bank anglers kept one Chinook, 10 steelhead, one sockeye and released one Chinook and five steelhead. 29 boats/59 rods kept three Chinook, three steelhead and released one Chinook and one steelhead.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 27 bank anglers kept one Chinook, one jack, three steelhead, one sockeye and released three steelhead. 8 boats/17 rods kept one Chinook, 10 steelhead, four sockeye and released two steelhead.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Four bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) — 1 boat/2 rods released four sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) — Three bank anglers released one legal, four sublegal and one oversize sturgeon
Sec 6 (Kalama) — Three boats/13 rods released one legal and one oversize sturgeon.
Sec 1 (Bonneville) — Two bank anglers kept five shad.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — One boat/three rods had no catch.
COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES
Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 47 bank rods kept six steelhead.
Cowlitz River above I-5 Bridge — 39 bank rods kept 25 steelhead. 22 boats/72 rods kept 100 steelhead and released one jack.