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Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing summary for June 19-25


The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for June 19-25.

There were 407 salmonid boats and 362 Washington bank rods were tallied during Saturday’s flight count.

Fishery report



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 108 bank anglers kept four Chinook, one jack, four sockeye and released two Chinook; 13 boats/25 rods kept six Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 18 boats/36 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — 49 bank anglers kept one steelhead, eight sockeye and released one jack; eight boats/15 rods kept two sockeye.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 49 bank anglers kept two Chinook, three sockeye and released one steelhead; 17 boats/31 rods kept two Chinook and released two steelhead.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 118 bank anglers kept four Chinook, one sockeye and released one steelhead; seven boats/17 rods kept four Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 245 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, one steelhead, four sockeye and released four Chinook, one steelhead and one sockeye; 29 boats/80 rods kept seven Chinook and released two Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 13 boats/52 rods kept eight Chinook, two steelhead, one sockeye and released four Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 143 bank anglers kept eight steelhead, four sockeye and released one Chinook, three steelhead and two sockeye; 76 boats/163 rods kept 11 Chinook, one jack, five steelhead, four sockeye and released four Chinook and one jack.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 30 bank anglers kept one sockeye and released two steelhead; one boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Nine bank anglers kept one steelhead.


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

Sec 8 (Longview) — One boat/four rods released eight legal, four sublegal and 12 oversize sturgeon.


Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 99 bank anglers kept 558 shad; four boats/nine rods kept 77 shad and released 15 shad.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 49 bank rods kept two steelhead; one boat/two rods kept one Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 30 bank rods kept five Chinook, two steelhead and released one Chinook and one steelhead; 11 boats/32 rods kept 19 steelhead.

Lewis River — Three bank rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — Five boats/nine rods kept one Chinook.

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