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Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 12-18

By Columbian news services
Published: September 21, 2022, 3:00pm

Flight count from Saturday, Sept. 17 on lower Columbia River east end of Reed Island upstream to Bonneville Dam saw 275 salmonid boats and 104 Washington bank rods tallied.

Fishery reports



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 93 bank anglers kept 29 Chinook, 10 Chinook jacks, one coho and released one steelhead; 130 boats/318 rods kept 180 Chinook, 40 Chinook jacks, 11 coho, one coho jack and released 34 Chinook, 12 Chinook jacks and 15 coho.


Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 20 bank anglers released six sublegal and kept two legal sturgeon; seven boats/22 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Five boats/12 rods released five sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 15 bank anglers had no catch; 45 boats/126 rods released 45 sublegal, 16 oversize and kept nine legal sturgeon.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 40 boats/105 rods released 17 sublegal, seven oversize and kept seven legal sturgeon.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 12 bank anglers released one sublegal; 69 boats/182 rods released 59 sublegal, 24 oversize and kept 24 legal sturgeon.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 29 bank anglers had no catch; 92 boats/217 rods released 16 sublegal, 14 oversize, one legal and kept 19 sturgeon.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch; eight boats/16 rods released two sublegal, one oversize and kept two legal sturgeon.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 34 bank rods kept one coho and released one Chinook; 15 boats/45 rods kept five Chinook, five coho, one coho jack, one steelhead and released 26 Chinook, one Chinook jack and 12 coho.

Cowlitz River above I-5 bridge — Nine bank rod had no catch; two boats/eight rods kept 14 steelhead.

Kalama River — 17 bank rods kept three Chinook.

Lewis River — 91 bank rods kept two Chinook, 22 coho, six coho jacks, 10 steelhead and released one Chinook and four coho jacks; 23 boats/56 rods kept three Chinook, one Chinook jack, 14 coho, seven steelhead and released five Chinook and one coho.

Wind River — Five bank rods kept one coho and released one Chinook and one coho; nine boats/15 rods kept two Chinook, three coho and released two Chinook and 12 coho.

Drano Lake — Eight bank rods kept one Chinook; 31 boats/82 rods kept 14 Chinook, one Chinook jack, three coho and released 10 Chinook, one coho and two steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 40 bank rods kept 13 Chinook and two Chinook jacks.