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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 5-11

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The Sept. 10 flight count from the Lower Columbia River Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Fishery reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

STURGEON

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 28 bank anglers kept one legal and released eight sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 7 boats/16 rods had no catch.

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

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — Six boats/14 rods released three sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 34 boats/102 rods kept 23 legal and released 42 sublegal and 42 oversize sturgeon.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 18 bank anglers had no catch; 33 boats/84 rods kept 25 legal and released 108 sublegal and 25 oversize sturgeon.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Nine boats/21 rods kept one legal and released four sublegal and four oversize sturgeon.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 35 bank anglers released one sublegal sturgeon; 29 boats/74 rods kept seven legal and released three sublegal and eight oversize sturgeon.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — One bank angler had no catch; 14 boats/44 rods kept 12 legal and released 10 sublegal and five oversize sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 31 bank rods kept one Chinook and two coho, and released one Chinook and one coho; 51 boats/154 kept nine Chinook, one Chinook jack, seven coho, two coho jacks and one steelhead, and released 25 Chinook, one Chinook jack, three coho and nine steelhead.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Four bank rods kept two steelhead; two boats/five rods kept two steelhead.

Kalama River — 56 bank rods kept four Chinook and released three Chinook; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Lewis River — 162 bank rods kept 40 coho and 12 coho jacks, and released one Chinook, five coho and two coho jacks; 32 boats/70 rods kept four Chinook, 18 coho and 12 coho jacks, and released 11 Chinook, one Chinook jack, 17 coho and five coho jacks.

Wind River — One bank rod had no catch; one boat/two rods kept two Chinook, and released two Chinook and three coho.

Drano Lake — Eight bank rods released one coho; 62 boats/173 rods kept 75 Chinook, eight Chinook jacks, two coho and released 15 Chinook and five steelhead.

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