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Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for June 12-18

By Columbian staff, news services
Published: June 21, 2023, 3:45pm

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for June 12-18.

There were 539 salmonid boats and 392 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s flight count.

Fishery report

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 189 bank anglers kept 14 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and released one Chinook; two boats/five rods had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Seven boats/19 rods kept three Chinook.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 15 bank anglers kept three sockeye and released one steelhead; two boats/four rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 59 bank anglers kept three Chinook, one jack, four steelhead and five sockeye; 18 boats/36 rods kept one Chinook, one sockeye and released two Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 30 bank anglers kept one sockeye; six boats/11 rods kept one steelhead and released two Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 118 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack, one steelhead and eight sockeye; 39 boats/113 rods kept 15 Chinook, one jack, one steelhead, six sockeye and released two Chinook, one jack and one steelhead.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Six boats/19 rods kept five Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 11 bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/45 rods kept three Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch; two boats/four rods kept one Chinook.

STURGEON

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/four rods released two legal, six sublegal and two oversize sturgeon.

SHAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 93 bank anglers kept 413 shad and released 13 shad; three boats/13 rods kept 40 shad.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 88 bank rods kept one Chinook, one jack and 11 steelhead; two boats/four rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 14 bank rods kept one Chinook and released one steelhead; nine boats/33 rods kept 14 steelhead.

Kalama River — 33 bank rods kept one jack; two boats/four rods kept three Chinook.

Lewis River — 15 bank rods had no catch; four boats/10 rods kept one steelhead.

Recent trout plants

June 9

Spearfish Lake — 2,176 rainbow trout, 2.56 fish per pound; 80 rainbow, 0.25 fish per pound; 20 rainbow, 0.13 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

June 13

Goose Lake — 2,955 cutthroat trout, 1.93 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.

June 14

Goose Lake — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

June 15

Goose Lake — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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