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Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, June 20-26

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Report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries for week of June 20-26:

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 51 bank anglers kept one Chinook, one jack and released four Chinook and one steelhead; two boats/two rods released two Chinook and one jack.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Six boats/12 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Two bank anglers had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — Three bank anglers released one sockeye; nine boats/17 rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — Six bank anglers kept one steelhead and released one sockeye; five boats/13 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 71 bank anglers kept seven Chinook and released four Chinook, two steelhead and six sockeye; 31 boats/71 rods kept 19 Chinook, one jack, two steelhead and released seven Chinook, three jacks, three steelhead and four sockeye.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Six boats/19 rods kept 11 Chinook and released two Chinook and three sockeye.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 206 bank anglers kept 13 Chinook, one jack, 14 steelhead and released eight Chinook, five steelhead and 13 sockeye; 59 boats/135 rods kept 23 Chinook, two jacks, 29 steelhead and released 10 Chinook, one jack, three steelhead and eight sockeye.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 13 bank anglers released one Chinook and six sockeye; one boat/three rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — One bank angler had no catch.

STURGEON

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — One boat/three rods released two legal and five oversize sturgeon.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — One boat/two rods released four legal, six sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — Six bank anglers released one legal sturgeon; three boats/nine rods released two sublegal and two oversize sturgeon.

SHAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 80 bank anglers kept 661 shad and released 11 shad; six boats/10 rods kept 156 shad.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Two boats/three rods kept 13 shad.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — One boat/two rods kept two shad.

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

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 11 bank rods kept one steelhead.

Cowlitz River above Interstate 5 Bridge — 13 bank rods kept one steelhead and released two steelhead; six boats/19 rods kept 17 steelhead.

Kalama River — 44 bank rods kept four Chinook, one steelhead and released one jack and one steelhead; four boats/nine rods kept one steelhead and released one steelhead.

Lewis River — Two boats/eight rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook.

Regulations update

SALMON

Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam now through July 31 — Daily limit six, up to one steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery jack Chinook. Release wild steelhead.

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