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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for Aug. 21-27

By Columbian news services
Published: August 30, 2023, 3:13pm

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for Aug. 21-27.

There were 858 salmonid boats and 242 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Aug. 26 flight count.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 60 bank anglers kept 13 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released two steelhead; nine boats/23 rods released one steelhead.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Eight boats/21 rods kept four Chinook and two Chinook jacks.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — Four boats/seven rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 68 bank anglers kept eight Chinook; 55 boats/122 rods kept 21 Chinook, one coho and released one Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 35 bank anglers kept five Chinook; 35 boats/83 rods kept 25 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one coho.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 189 bank anglers kept 11 Chinook and one Chinook jack; 28 boats/75 rods kept 12 Chinook, one coho and released two Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 57 boats/141 rods kept 20 Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one coho.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 49 bank anglers kept one Chinook and released four steelhead; 67 boats/143 rods kept 12 Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 25 bank anglers had no catch.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 22 bank rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Nine bank rods released one Chinook; nine boats/29 rods kept 16 steelhead.

Kalama River — Seven bank rods kept one Chinook and one steelhead.

Drano Lake — 23 bank rods had no catch; 94 boats/249 rods kept 99 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, two coho and released 15 Chinook and 17 steelhead.

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

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