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Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, June 6-12


From the Lower Columbia mainstem Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 129 salmonid boats and 232 Washington bank rods tallied during flight count on Sunday, June 12.

Fishery reports



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 210 bank anglers kept 34 Chinook, five jacks and released 36 Chinook and three jacks; three boats/five rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 21 boats/37 rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released four Chinook.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 77 bank anglers kept six Chinook, two jacks; 41 boats/76 rods kept six Chinook, two jacks and released eight Chinook and one jack.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 115 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook, one steelhead and six sockeye; 24 boats/49 rods kept nine Chinook and released one Chinook and two jacks.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 115 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and released one Chinook; 38 boats/87 rods kept eight Chinook and released four Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 13 boats/44 rods kept 11 Chinook, two jacks and released two Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 203 bank anglers kept nine Chinook, one jack, four steelhead and released four Chinook, one jack, six steelhead and 13 sockeye; 127 boats/263 rods kept 55 Chinook, eight jacks, 22 steelhead and released 19 Chinook, five steelhead and one sockeye.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 21 bank anglers kept three steelhead; eight boats/18 rods kept nine Chinook and 12 steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Four bank anglers kept one steelhead; six boats/nine rods had no catch.


Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — One boat/five rods released one legal and two oversize sturgeon.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 19 boats/46 rods kept 13 legal and released 13 sublegal and 13 oversize sturgeon.

Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) — 38 bank anglers released one oversize sturgeon; 105 boats/321 rods kept 43 legal and released 50 sublegal and 76 oversize sturgeon.


Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 89 bank anglers kept 486 shad and released 100 shad.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — One boat/one rod kept 18 shad.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — Three boats/seven rods kept 46 shad and released seven shad.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — Five boats/11 rods kept 105 shad and released 35 shad.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — Five boats/15 rods kept 213 shad and released 18 shad.

Sec 8 (Longview) — Four boats/11 rods kept 86 shad.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Six bank rods had no catch; one boat/four rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Bridge — 30 bank rods kept one Chinook, one jack and three steelhead; two boats/four rods kept two steelhead.

Kalama River — 15 bank rods kept two Chinook and released two jacks and one steelhead; seven boats/14 rods kept two steelhead.

Lewis River — Three bank rods had no catch; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Wind River — Three bank rods had no catch; five boats/nine rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — Six boats/10 rods had no catch.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Four bank rods had no catch.

Recent trout plants

Goose Lake, June 8 — 7,661 cutthroat, 1.98 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.

Goose Lake, June 7 — 2,200 rainbow, 2.00 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Swift Power Canal, June 7 — 2,119 rainbow, 1.50 fish per pound from Merwin Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, June 6 — 2,000 rainbow, 2.00 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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