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

By Columbian news services
Published: March 23, 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 224 salmonid boats and 68 Washington bank rods were tallied during the March 16 flight count.

Mainstem Columbia River

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 10 bank anglers had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — Three boats/five rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) — One boat/two rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 11 bank anglers had no catch; 14 boats/24 rods had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 37 bank anglers had no catch; 13 boats/24 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 26 bank anglers had no catch; nine boats/18 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — Three boats/nine rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 53 bank anglers had no catch; 17 boats/29 rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Two boats/four rods had no catch.

OREGON FISH & WILDLIFE CREEL REPORT

Buoy 10 to lower Puget Island — 25 boats/56 anglers with three spring chinook and one steelhead kept plus one steelhead released; 74 Oregon bank rods with three steelhead kept and one chinook released.

Puget Island to Rainier, Ore. — 17 boats/38 anglers with no catch; 50 Oregon bank rods with two steelhead kept and four steelhead released.

Rainier, Ore., to Sauvie Island — 34 boats/69 anglers with one spring chinook kept and one steelhead release.

Sauvie Island to Portland — 11 boats/27 anglers with no catch.

Troutdale — 18 boats/33 anglers with no catch.

WALLEYE

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — One boat/two rods kept three walleye.

Columbia River tributaries

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 67 bank rods kept one steelhead.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 34 bank rods kept five steelhead; 26 boats/91 rods kept 53 steelhead and released three steelhead.

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

Recent trout plants

Battle Ground Lake, March 11 — 1,549 cutthroat trout, 2.27 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, March 11 — 1,549 cutthroat trout, 2.27 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.

Battle Ground Lake, March 12 — 1,500 rainbow trout, 2.25 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, March 12 — 1,500 rainbow trout, 2.25 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Lake Sacajawea, March 19 — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.5 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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