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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for Aug. 28-Sept. 3


The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

There were 1,467 salmonid boats and 376 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Sept. 2 flight count.



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 139 bank anglers kept 26 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released one Chinook; 26 boats/73 rods kept 28 Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 12 boats/26 rods kept 14 Chinook and released one Chinook jack.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — One bank angler had no catch; 15 boats/38 rods kept five Chinook and one coho.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 66 bank anglers kept two Chinook; 45 boats/108 rods kept 24 Chinook, one Chinook jack, one coho and released three Chinook, one coho and one steelhead.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 124 bank anglers kept 33 Chinook and released one Chinook; 53 boats/134 rods kept 58 Chinook, two coho and released 19 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and two coho.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 441 bank anglers kept 85 Chinook and released six Chinook; 53 boats/146 rods kept 42 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, five coho and released seven Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 76 boats/214 rods kept 115 Chinook, one Chinook jack, three coho and released three Chinook and five coho.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 129 bank anglers kept 16 Chinook, one Chinook jack, one coho and released one Chinook; 142 boats/325 rods kept 89 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, 14 coho and released five Chinook, one Chinook jack, one coho and one steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 34 bank anglers kept five Chinook; 42 boats/105 rods kept 30 Chinook, one Chinook jack, four coho and released one Chinook, two coho and one steelhead.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 34 bank rods kept one steelhead; two boats/six rods released 10 Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 13 bank rods kept two steelhead; two boats/eight rods had no catch.

Kalama River — Four bank rods had no catch.

Lewis River — 17 bank rods kept three coho and released one Chinook jack; eight boats/15 rods kept four Chinook, three coho and released three Chinook and 13 Chinook jacks.

Wind River — Two bank rods had no catch; five boats/10 rods kept one Chinook and released two Chinook.

Drano Lake — 31 bank rods kept four Chinook and released eight Chinook and one steelhead; 111 boats/330 rods kept 186 Chinook, five Chinook jacks, one coho and released 41 Chinook and two Chinook jacks.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Nine bank rods kept one Chinook.