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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary report for March 25-31

By Columbian news services
Published: April 6, 2024, 5:55am

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for lower Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

There were 774 salmonid boats and 145 Washington bank rods tallied during the March 30 flight count.

Mainstem Columbia River

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 162 bank anglers kept nine Chinook and released two Chinook and one steelhead.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — Two boats/four rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 54 bank anglers released one jack; 65 boats/136 rods kept six Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 28 bank anglers had no catch; 29 boats/64 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 22 bank anglers had no catch; 20 boats/44 rods kept two Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Eight boats/19 rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 72 bank anglers had no catch; 76 boats/160 rods kept seven Chinook and released one steelhead.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Three bank anglers had no catch; 27 boats/56 rods kept three Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 37 boats/99 rods kept 15 Chinook and released one Chinook.

OREGON FISH & WILDLIFE CREEL REPORT

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Buoy 10 to lower Puget Island — 124 boats/357 rods with four spring chinook kept and one released; 74 Oregon bank rods with one chinook and two steelhead kept, plus one adult chinook and one jack chinook released.

Lower Puget Island to Rainier — 63 boats/148 rods with three spring chinook kept; 244 Oregon bank rods with three chinook and one steelhead kept plus two chinook and three steelhead released.

Rainier to Sauvie Island — 75 boats/179 rods with 12 adult chinook, one jack chinook and a steelhead kept; 88 Oregon bank rods with one steelhead kept.

Sauvie Island to Portland — 28 boats/63 rods with one spring chinook kept.

Troutdale — 39 boats/73 rods with one spring chinook kept.

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Beacon Rock) — One boat/three rods with no catch.

WALLEYE

John Day pool, Boardman, Ore. — Two boats/four rods with six walleye, seven yellow perch and one smallmouth bass kept.

Columbia River tributaries

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 88 bank rods kept three steelhead and released one steelhead; two boats/four rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 48 bank rods kept 14 steelhead; 42 boats/149 rods kept 79 steelhead and released one Chinook and three steelhead.

Drano Lake — Two boats/three rods had no catch.

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