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Columbia River, tributary fishery reports for Aug. 7-13

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The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for Aug. 7-13.

There were 373 salmonid boats and 155 Washington bank rods tallied during the Aug. 12 count.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 46 bank anglers kept three Chinook; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Seven boats/12 rods kept two Chinook.

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

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 17 bank anglers had no catch; 17 boats/35 rods had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 45 bank anglers had no catch; 41 boats/91 rods kept 13 Chinook and released three steelhead.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 72 bank anglers kept eight Chinook. 15 boats/33 rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 35 boats/78 rods kept four Chinook and released six steelhead.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 34 bank anglers released two steelhead; 33 boats/63 rods released one Chinook and one jack.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Three bank anglers had no catch; four boats/eight rods had no catch.

STURGEON

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/two rods released one legal and 13 sublegal sturgeon.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 16 bank rods kept one steelhead; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Three bank rods had no catch; two boats/five rods kept two steelhead.

Kalama River — 10 bank rods released one steelhead; one boat/one rod had no catch.

Lewis River — 28 bank rods kept one steelhead; 12 boats/23 rods kept one steelhead.

Drano Lake — Four bank rods released one steelhead; 55 boats/125 rods kept 13 Chinook, four jacks and released 47 steelhead.

Klickitat River above No. 5 Fishway — One bank rod had no catch.

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