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Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, May 23-29

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Sampling summary for May 23-29:

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 214 bank anglers kept 47 Chinook, 20 jacks and released 35 Chinook and one jack; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 11 boats/21 rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Four bank anglers released one Chinook and one jack; eight boats/17 rods released one Chinook and one jack.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 42 bank anglers kept two Chinook; 53 boats/91 rods kept eight Chinook, three jacks and released four Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 24 bank anglers kept one steelhead; 10 boats/24 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 59 bank anglers kept two Chinook, one steelhead and released two Chinook; 35 boats/81 rods kept eight Chinook, one jack and released four Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 10 boats/27 rods kept three Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 196 bank anglers kept four Chinook, 15 steelhead and released three Chinook, two sockeye and two steelhead; 95 boats/223 rods kept 33 Chinook, one jack, 14 steelhead and released 10 Chinook, one jack and two steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 29 bank anglers kept two steelhead; 20 boats/44 rods kept four Chinook, two jacks, 11 steelhead and released two Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Six bank anglers kept two steelhead and released two jacks; six boats/11 rods kept two Chinook.

STURGEON

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — One boat/four rods released 12 legal, three sublegal and nine oversize sturgeon.

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

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 21 boats/57 rods kept 14 legal and released 11 sublegal and 21 oversize sturgeon.

Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) — 20 bank anglers had no catch; 75 boats/217 rods kept 13 legal and released 15 sublegal and 32 oversize sturgeon.

SHAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — One bank angler kept two shad.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — Three boats/four rods kept 20 shad.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/three rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — One boat/one rod had no catch.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

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

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Bridge — 13 bank rods released three Chinook and seven jacks; two boats/eight rods kept six steelhead and released one steelhead.

Kalama River — 38 bank rods kept seven Chinook and released two jacks; 11 boats/22 rods kept nine Chinook and released one steelhead.

Lewis River — 25 bank rods kept two Chinook; one boat/three rods had no catch.

Wind River — 33 boats/77 rods kept four Chinook and released two Chinook.

Drano Lake — 24 boats/78 rods kept 10 Chinook, three jacks and released one Chinook.

Recent trout plants

Spring Creek, May 26 — 2,500 rainbow, 2.29 fish per pound; and 500 rainbow, 2.23 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Canyon Creek, May 25 — 2,100 rainbow, 2.43 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Swift Power Canal, May 24 — 3,810 rainbow, 2.51 fish per pound from Speelyai Hatchery.

Swift Reservoir, May 24 — 36,090 rainbow, 2.51 fish per pound from Speelyai Hatchery.

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