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Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishery report for March 20-26


The preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for March 20-26:

Mainstem Columbia River


Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 66 bank anglers released one steelhead.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Four boats/six rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 12 boats/21 rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 29 bank anglers had no catch; 44 boats/78 rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 19 bank anglers had no catch; 27 boats/39 rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 27 bank anglers had no catch; 40 boats/116 rods kept had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Eight boats/19 rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 79 bank anglers kept two steelhead and released two steelhead; 103 boats/208 rods released two Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Seven bank anglers had no catch; 10 boats/20 rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — 24 boats/60 rods had no catch.

Columbia River tributaries


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

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Six bank rods had no catch.

Recent trout plants

March 21

Battle Ground Lake — 3,900 rainbow, 2.44 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery; 1,498 cutthroat, 2.46 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.

March 23

Swofford Pond — 5,400 rainbow, 2.70 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

Silver Lake — 3,770 rainbow, 2.90 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

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