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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

By Columbian news services
Published: October 4, 2023, 2:54pm

The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

There were 435 salmonid boats and 106 Washington bank rods tallied during the Sept. 30 flight count.



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 33 bank anglers kept 12 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, four coho, two coho jacks and released two coho; nine boats/19 rods kept eight Chinook, four coho and released one Chinook and two coho.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 48 boats/105 rods kept 18 Chinook, three Chinook jacks, 13 coho and released four Chinook, one Chinook jack and six coho.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 33 boats/63 rods kept six Chinook, three Chinook jacks, six coho and released three Chinook jacks and one coho.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — Five bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/33 rods kept two Chinook and four coho.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — Seven boats/13 rods kept two Chinook and one Chinook jack.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Three boats/six rods kept one Chinook and one coho.

Sec 8 (Longview) — Three bank anglers had no catch; four boats/eight rods had no catch.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Three bank angler had no catch.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 64 bank rods kept six coho, four coho jacks and released one Chinook, one coho jack and one pink; 10 boats/22 rods kept five coho, two coho jacks and released four coho.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 74 bank rods released nine Chinook, two Chinook jacks, three coho and four coho jacks; three boats/six rods kept three coho, two steelhead and released one Chinook.

Wind River — Two bank rods had no catch; 11 boats/23 rods kept 13 coho.

Drano Lake — Eight bank rods had no catch; 45 boats/127 rods kept 62 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, 33 coho and released nine Chinook and one coho.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 24 bank rods kept nine Chinook.