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Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing report for March 18-24

By Columbian news services
Published: March 30, 2024, 5:55am

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

Mainstem Columbia River

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 50 bank anglers kept one Chinook and released one steelhead.

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

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 20 bank anglers had no catch. 23 boats/39 rods had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 23 bank anglers had no catch. 21 boats/45 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 14 bank anglers had no catch. 6 boats/11 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 11 boats/39 rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 80 bank anglers kept three steelhead and released one steelhead. 63 boats/137 rods kept six Chinook and released four Chinook.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/4 rods kept one Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — One bank angler had no catch.

OREGON FISH & WILDLIFE CREEL REPORT

Buoy 10 to lower Puget Island — 57 boats/132 anglers with 11 spring chinook kept and two released; 17 Oregon bank rods with one steelhead kept.

Puget Island to Rainier, Ore. — 30 boats/70 anglers with four chinook kept; 68 Oregon bank rods with three steelhead kept and five steelhead released.

Rainier, Ore., to Sauvie Island — 43 boats/104 anglers with two chinook kept; 42 Oregon bank rods with no catch.

Sauvie Island to Portland — 19 boats/41 rods with two chinook kept.

Troutdale — 23 boats/41 anglers with no catch.

Lower Willamette River (Mouth to St. Johns Bridge including Multnomah Channel) — 374 boats/785 anglers with 35 chinook kept and eight released. The water temperature is 46 degrees and the visibility is 2.8 feet.

Columbia River tributaries

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 116 bank rods kept five steelhead and released one steelhead. 1 boat/ 3 rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Bridge — 73 bank rods kept 15 steelhead and released three steelhead. 45 boats/150 rods released one Chinook and kept 117 steelhead and released three steelhead.

Lewis River —Three bank rods had no catch.

Drano Lake — 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.

Recent trout plants

Horseshoe Lake, March 25 — 3,120 rainbow trout, 2.60 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

Lake Sacajawea, March 27 — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.60 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Battle Ground Lake, March 26 — 1,500 rainbow trout, 2.55 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery; 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.60 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, March 26 — 1,800 rainbow trout, 2.01 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Kress Lake, March 26 — 2,900 rainbow trout, 2.90 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

Horseshoe Lake, March 25 — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Ice House Lake, March 25 — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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