The Lower Columbia River mainstem from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam on Sunday, March 20 tallied 251 salmonid boats and 111 Washington bank rods for this week’s flight count.
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 74 bank anglers kept three Chinook, two steelhead and released one Chinook; two boats/four rods had no catch.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Seven boats/10 rods had no catch.
Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Nine boats/19 rods had no catch.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 26 bank anglers had no catch; 38 boats/80 rods kept one Chinook.
Sec 5 (Woodland) — 39 bank anglers had no catch; 24 boats/46 rods had no catch.
Sec 6 (Kalama) — 15 bank anglers had no catch; 24 boats/62 rods had no catch.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Two boats/seven rods had no catch.
Sec 8 (Longview) — 84 bank anglers kept 13 steelhead and released seven steelhead; 41 boats/86 rods kept two Chinook, one steelhead and released one Chinook.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 10 bank anglers had no catch; four boats/11 rods had no catch.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Three bank anglers had no catch; 51 boats/115 rods kept six Chinook.
The Dalles Pool — 90.5 percent of 190 fish guideline.
The Dalles Pool — Seven bank anglers kept seven walleye; 18 boats/41 rods kept 110 walleye.
Columbia River tributaries
Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 73 bank rods kept seven steelhead and released one steelhead; three boats/six rods kept two steelhead.
Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 41 bank rods kept four steelhead; 18 boats/57 rods kept 47 steelhead.
Kalama River — 13 bank rods had no catch; one boat/two rods kept three steelhead.
Lewis River — Three bank rods had no catch.