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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for Sept. 11-17


The Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary for Sept. 11-17.

There were 967 salmonid boats and 272 Washington bank rods tallied during the Sept. 16 flight count.



Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 74 bank anglers kept 11 Chinook, two Chinook jacks and released three Chinook; 11 boats/24 rods kept eight Chinook, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 123 boats/295 rods kept 129 Chinook, nine Chinook jacks, seven coho and released 11 Chinook, one Chinook jack and five coho.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — 14 boats/31 rods kept nine Chinook, two Chinook jacks, three coho and released four Chinook and one coho.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 132 bank anglers kept 26 Chinook; 83 boats/182 rods kept 99 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, 10 coho and released seven Chinook and four coho.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 77 bank anglers kept 16 Chinook, one coho and released two Chinook; 12 boats/31 rods kept five Chinook and released one coho.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Nine boats/20 rods kept six Chinook and released one coho.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 14 bank anglers had no catch; 16 boats/37 rods kept seven Chinook and one coho.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Six bank anglers had no catch; 35 boats/72 rods kept seven Chinook, one Chinook jack, six coho and released three coho and one coho jack.



Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 47 bank rods kept two coho, one coho jack and released two Chinook, one coho and one steelhead; five boats/13 rods released three coho.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 25 bank rods kept two steelhead and released two Chinook and one Chinook jack; one boat/three rods released two Chinook.

Lewis River — Seven bank rods released three Chinook; seven boats/13 rods kept three coho, two coho jacks and released three Chinook and three coho.

Wind River — Three bank rods had no catch; seven boats/17 rods kept one Chinook, four coho and released four Chinook and two coho.

Drano Lake — One bank rod had no catch; 49 boats/148 rods kept 57 Chinook, two Chinook jacks, three coho and released 29 Chinook, three coho and one steelhead.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — 13 bank rods kept three Chinook.

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