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Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for July 3-9


The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for July 3-9.

There were 110 salmonid boats and 217 Washington bank rods were tallied during the July 8 flight count.



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 75 bank anglers kept seven steelhead, eight sockeye and released five steelhead; one boats/one rod had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — No report.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 82 bank anglers kept one steelhead, two sockeye and released two steelhead.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 61 bank anglers kept one jack and five sockeye; 10 boats/20 rods had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 64 bank anglers kept one steelhead, one sockeye and released two steelhead; five boats/11 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 112 bank anglers kept two steelhead, six sockeye and released two Chinook, nine steelhead and two sockeye; eight boats/17 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Two boats/four rods kept one sockeye and released one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 76 bank anglers kept seven steelhead and released four steelhead; 16 boats/36 rods kept four steelhead, two sockeye and released one Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 21 bank anglers kept one steelhead and released one Chinook; 11 boats/29 rods kept seven steelhead and released two steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Seven bank anglers had no catch; one boats/two rods had no catch.


Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/two rods released two sublegal sturgeon.


Sec 5 (Woodland) — One boat/two rods had no catch.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 51 bank rods kept six steelhead and one jack; two boats/four rods kept one steelhead.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 35 bank rods kept five Chinook, one jack, 11 steelhead and released five Chinook; nine boats/30 rods kept 11 steelhead.

Kalama River — No report.

Lewis River — Four boats/eight rods kept two Chinook, two steelhead and released one Chinook.

Drano Lake — No report.

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

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