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Fishing report: Columbia River salmon and steelhead reports and updates for week of March 14


Updates for salmon and steelhead on Columbia River tributaries:

Salmon Creek (from mouth to 182nd Ave. bridge) — Now through May 27 the daily limit is three hatchery steelhead. Selective gear rules in effect.

Wind River (from mouth to 800 yards downstream of Carson National Fish Hatchery) — Now until further notice the daily limit is six salmon and hatchery steelhead with one adult salmon and one hatchery steelhead or up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Drano Lake (waters downstream of markers on the point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 bridge) — Now until further notice, daily limit is two of which up to one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

Updates for sturgeon on the Columbia River:

Catch and release only from Buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam including adjacent tributaries; Bonneville Pool; and John Day Pool.

The Dalles Pool open Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays only through March 30 for retention of sturgeon between 43-inches and 54-inches fork length. Catch and release allowed on all other days.

Fishery reports

Reports from March 12: 98 salmonid boats and 23 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s flight count.



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — Five bank anglers had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Two boats/two rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Six boats/nine rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 19 bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/24 rods had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 71 bank anglers kept four steelhead; 17 boats/36 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 18 bank anglers had no catch; 17 boats/35 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Two boats/three rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 78 bank anglers kept five steelhead and released two steelhead; 23 boats/38 rods had no catch.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Four bank anglers had no catch; five boats/seven rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Three bank anglers had no catch; 31 boats/59 rods kept two Chinook.


The Dalles Pool — 57.4 percent of 190 fish guideline.


The Dalles Pool — Three bank anglers kept one walleye; 18 boats/41 rods kept 110 walleye.

John Day Pool — Eight boats/21 rods kept 21 walleye and released two walleye.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 72 bank rods kept 19 steelhead and released one steelhead; three boats/seven rods kept seven steelhead.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 82 bank rods kept 12 steelhead and released one steelhead; 39 boats/131 rods kept 69 steelhead.

Kalama River — Three bank rods had no catch; three boats/six rods kept one steelhead.

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