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Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of May 18

By Columbian news services
Published: May 25, 2024, 5:35am

Lower Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam there were 430 salmonid boats and 326 Washington bank rods tallied during the May 18 flight count.

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 207 bank anglers kept 24 Chinook, 16 jacks, released 13 Chinook and one jack; two boats/three rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 32 bank anglers kept one Chinook and released one jack; 50 boats/111 rods kept three Chinook, four jacks and released one Chinook.

Sec 5 (Woodland) — 13 bank anglers had no catch; seven boats/16 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) — 23 bank anglers had no catch; 12 boats/23 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 12 boats/26 rods kept five Chinook and released one steelhead.

Sec 8 (Longview) — 30 bank anglers kept two steelhead; nine boats/16 rods had no catch.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — One bank angler had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Two bank anglers had no catch.

Shad

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — One boat/four rods kept 15 shad.

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River I-5 bridge downstream — 13 bank rods kept two steelhead, released three Chinook and one steelhead; one boat/two rods released two Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Eight bank rods kept one steelhead, released two Chinook and one steelhead.

Kalama River — Nine bank rods kept one Chinook; three boats/nine rods kept five Chinook.

Lewis River — Five bank rods had no catch.

Wind River — One bank rod had no catch; 106 boats/367 rods kept 99 Chinook, 23 jacks, released one Chinook and three jacks.

Drano Lake — Two bank rods had no catch; 99 boats/340 rods kept 108 Chinook, six jacks and released one jack.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — One bank rod had no catch.

Recent trout plants

May 20

Little Klickitat River — 750 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Little White Salmon River — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

May 21

Canyon Creek — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

May 22

Swift Reservoir — 38,460 rainbow trout, 2.38 fish per pound from Speelyai Hatchery.

Swift Power Canal — 5,300 rainbow trout, 2.38 fish per pound from Speelyai Hatchery.

Canyon Creek — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.37 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

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