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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Aug. 29-Sept. 6

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The Sept. 3 flight count from the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam. Counts reflective of fishing prior to Sept. 2 closure:

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 11 bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/29 rods released one Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Three boats/seven rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 22 boats/41 rods kept 12 Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 29 bank anglers kept seven Chinook; 50 boats/134 rods kept 72 Chinook and six Chinook jacks.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 12 bank anglers had no catch; 30 boats/54 rods kept nine Chinook and one Chinook jack, one coho and released two coho jacks and one steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 99 bank anglers kept four Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook jack; 10 boats/19 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 59 boats/112 rods kept 15 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 19 bank anglers kept one Chinook; 22 boats/44 rods kept 10 Chinook, one coho and released one coho.

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

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — Four bank rods had no catch; one boat/one rod kept one Chinook.

Cowlitz River above I-5 bridge — Five bank rods released one steelhead.

Drano Lake — 15 bank rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook and three steelhead; 61 boats/135 rods kept 43 Chinook, four Chinook jacks, two coho and released 39 Chinook, eight Chinook jacks, one coho and two steelhead.

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