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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary report for April 9

By Columbian news services
Published: April 13, 2024, 5:30am

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

This sample was taken during the April 9 flight count.

Mainstem Columbia River

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 267 bank anglers kept seven Chinook and released three Chinook and one steelhead. Five boats/11 rods had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 17 boats/30 rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) — 14 boats/28 rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 10 bank anglers had no catch; 109 boats/236 rods kept 21 Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — Two bank anglers had no catch; 53 boats/124 rods kept seven Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 38 bank anglers had no catch; 47 boats/119 rods kept nine Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 24 boats/66 rods kept six Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 59 bank anglers kept two steelhead; 137 boats/289 rods kept 17 Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Nine bank anglers released one steelhead; 83 boats/204 rods kept 33 Chinook, one jack and released two Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — 82 boats/204 rods kept 23 Chinook and released one Chinook.

OREGON FISH & WILDLIFE CREEL REPORT

Buoy 10 to lower Puget Island — 95 boats/279 anglers with 34 spring chinook kept and two released.

Lower Puget Island to Rainier — 155 boats/429 rods with 70 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus eight chinook released; 90 Oregon bank rods with three spring chinook and two steelhead kept plus one jack chinook released.

Rainier to St. Helens — 92 boats/223 anglers with 21 adult chinook and one jack chinook kept plus one chinook released; 54 Oregon bank rods with one chinook and three steelhead kept plus one chinook released.

St. Helens to Portland — 325 boats/828 rods with 109 adult chinook and three jacks kept plus 12 adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead released; 27 Oregon bank rods with one chinook kept.

Troutdale — 65 boats/138 anglers with nine chinook kept and two released.

Columbia Gorge (downstream of Bonneville Dam) — 11 boats/21 anglers with no catch; 17 Oregon bank rods with no catch.

Bonneville pool — two Oregon bank rods with no catch.

Columbia River tributaries

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 68 bank rods kept two steelhead and released one Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 30 bank rods kept three steelhead; 15 boats/52 rods kept 32 steelhead and released one steelhead.

Drano Lake — One boat/two rods had no catch.

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