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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, July 18-24

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Fishery reports

There were 146 salmonid boats and 166 Washington bank rods tallied during the July 23 flight count.

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 70 bank anglers kept one Chinook, nine steelhead, one sockeye and released two Chinook and seven steelhead.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Three boats/three rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 11 bank anglers released one steelhead; one boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 82 bank anglers kept two Chinook, four steelhead, two sockeye and released two steelhead; 16 boats/29 rods kept one steelhead and released three Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 139 bank anglers kept four Chinook, six steelhead, two sockeye and released three Chinook and 21 steelhead; nine boats/20 rods kept one Chinook, three steelhead and released four Chinook and three steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 91 bank anglers kept one Chinook, 12 steelhead, two sockeye and released two Chinook and eight steelhead; 13 boats/25 rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 87 bank anglers kept five steelhead, one sockeye and released two steelhead; five boats/10 rods had no catch.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 25 bank anglers kept five steelhead and released five steelhead; 11 boats/21 rods kept 15 steelhead and released one steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Nine bank anglers kept one Chinook; one boat/three rods kept three steelhead and released two steelhead.

STURGEON

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — Three bank anglers released one oversize sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Six bank rods kept four steelhead.

Cowlitz River above I-5 Bridge — 10 bank rods kept one steelhead and released one jack; 33 boats/105 rods kept 123 steelhead and released one Chinook.

Kalama River — Seven bank rods kept one steelhead.

Lewis River — Seven bank rods kept one steelhead; one boat/one rod kept one Chinook and released one Chinook.

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