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Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, May 9-15

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MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 466 bank anglers kept 146 Chinook, 40 jacks and released 26 Chinook and four jacks; three boats/eight rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released two Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 23 boats/43 rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Eight bank anglers had no catch; three boats/six rods kept one jack.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 70 bank anglers kept 13 Chinook, four jacks and released four Chinook and two steelhead; 84 boats/199 rods kept 24 Chinook, 10 jacks and released eight Chinook and four jacks.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 25 bank anglers released one Chinook; 14 boats/38 rods kept five Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 55 bank anglers kept three Chinook, two jacks and released one jack; 29 boats/76 rods kept 10 Chinook, four jacks and released two Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Three boats/10 rods kept four Chinook and two jacks.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 30 bank anglers released one jack and one steelhead; 58 boats/137 rods kept 16 Chinook, seven jacks, one steelhead and released six Chinook and one jack.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 10 bank anglers kept one jack; 10 boats/25 rods kept three Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Three bank anglers had no catch; two boats/three rods had no catch.

STURGEON

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 28 boats/74 rods kept three legal and released three oversize sturgeon.

Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) — 29 bank anglers had no catch; 121 boats/349 rods kept one legal and released seven sublegal and 10 oversize sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Nine bank rods released one Chinook.

Cowlitz River above I-5 Bridge — Nine bank rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Kalama River — 45 bank rods kept three Chinook; 13 boats/32 rods kept 13 Chinook, one jack and released two Chinook.

Lewis River — Two bank rods had no catch; one boat/one rod released one Chinook and one steelhead.

Wind River — 12 bank rods had no catch; 168 boats/581 rods kept 229 Chinook, 20 jacks and released 13 Chinook.

Drano Lake — 72 bank rods kept three Chinook and one jack; 163 boats/492 rods kept 154 Chinook, six jacks and released 10 Chinook.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 22 bank rods kept nine Chinook and one jack.

Recent trout plants

South Lewis County Park Pond, May 12 — 4,800 rainbow, 2.40 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

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