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Columbia River, tributary fishery reports for July 24-31

By Columbian news services
Published: August 2, 2023, 3:32pm

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for July 24-31.

There were 47 salmonid boats and 152 Washington bank rods were tallied during the July 29 flight count.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 59 bank anglers kept two steelhead and released one Chinook, one jack and five steelhead.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Two bank anglers had no catch; four boats/four rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — 21 bank anglers kept two steelhead and released one steelhead; three boats/five rods kept two steelhead.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 19 bank anglers released two steelhead; five boats/10 rods kept one steelhead.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 28 bank anglers kept one steelhead and released one Chinook and three steelhead; three boats/10 rods kept one steelhead and released one Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 85 bank anglers kept three steelhead and released three steelhead; nine boats/22 rods kept one steelhead and released four steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — One boat/one rod had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 197 bank anglers kept 21 steelhead, one sockeye and released 21 steelhead; 15 boats/29 rods kept four steelhead and released 11 steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 29 bank anglers released four steelhead; seven boats/23 rods kept 12 steelhead and released one Chinook and three steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Seven bank anglers had no catch; one boat/three rods released one Chinook and one steelhead.

STURGEON

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — One boat/two rods released two sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — Five boats/eight rods released seven sublegal sturgeon.

Sec 8 (Longview) — One boat/two rods released one sublegal sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — Nine bank rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 18 bank rods kept one Chinook, one jack and released one jack; 13 boats/47 rods kept 33 steelhead.

Kalama River — Six bank rods had no catch.

Lewis River — 15 bank rods had no catch; 17 boats/53 rods kept five Chinook, six steelhead and released seven Chinook and three steelhead.

Wind River — Two bank rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — 16 boats/29 rods kept two Chinook, one jack and released nine Chinook and nine steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — One bank rod had no catch.

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