Columbia River and Tributaries Fishing Report, September 15
Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington state, including the Columbia River and its tributaries, as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for September 15.
Always check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing for the latest fishing rules and regulations, as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.
main axis of the Columbia River
Salmon / Steel
Bonneville – 27 anglers kept two Chinooks, one Chinook jack and released one Chinook; 38 boats / 89 rods held 52 Chinooks, 12 Chinook jacks, six coho and released two Chinook jacks.
Camas / Washougal – 39 boats / 101 rods held 43 Chinooks, six Chinook jacks, three coho and released two coho.
Interstate 5 area – 15 anglers had no catch; 17 boats / 32 rods kept five Chinooks, two Chinook jacks, one coho and released two coho.
Vancouver – 33 anglers kept two chinook, one coho and released two chinook and one coho; 174 boats / 426 rods held 178 Chinooks, 17 Chinook jacks, 34 coho and released three Chinooks, seven Chinook jacks and 37 coho.
Woodland – 26 anglers kept a chinook; 45 boats / 102 rods held 32 Chinooks, six Chinook Jacks, four Coho and released one Chinook, Chinook Jack and five Coho.
Kalama – 114 anglers kept 12 chinook and one coho; 44 boats / 93 rods held 20 Chinooks, one Chinook jack, two Coho and released three Chinooks.
Cowlitz – 60 boats / 149 rods held 48 Chinooks, three Chinook jacks, five Coho and pulled out four Chinooks and three Chinook jacks.
Longview – 29 anglers kept two Chinooks and released a rainbow trout; 100 boats / 203 rods kept 25 Chinooks, one Chinook jack, five coho, one coho jack and released two Chinooks, two Chinook jacks and three coho.
Cathlamet (article 9) – 11 anglers did not catch; 22 boats / 48 rods kept 16 chinook, three coho and released one chinook jack and two coho.
Cathlamet (article 10) – Two anglers did not catch; 19 boats / 42 rods held 20 Chinooks, two Chinook jacks, three coho and released three Chinooks and three coho.
Bonneville – 24 anglers had no catch; 7 boats / 14 rods had no catch.
Camas / Washougal – Five boats / 10 rods had no catch.
Interstate 5 area – 20 boats / 49 rods released 12 sub-legal, six oversized and kept three legal sturgeon.
Vancouver – Eight anglers had no catch; eight boats / 17 rods released nine sub-legal, seven oversized and kept five legal sturgeon.
Woodland – 19 boats / 50 rods released 11 sub-legal, five oversized and kept four legal sturgeon.
Kalama – 26 anglers released a sub-legal sturgeon; 46 boats / 136 rods released 130 sub-legal, 11 oversized and kept 26 legal sturgeon.
Longview – 46 boats / 113 rods released 18 sub-legal, five oversized and kept six legal sturgeon.
Cathlamet (article 9) – Nine boats / 23 rods released three sub-legal sturgeons and one oversized.
tributaries of the Columbia River
Salmon / Steel
Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream – Four boats / 16 rods guarded a coho jack and released 17 chinooks.
Cowlitz River over I-5 Bridge – No report.
Kalama River – No report.
Lewis River – 33 shoreline rods retained one chinook jack, one coho, five coho jacks and released two chinook, two coho, one coho jack and one rainbow trout; 18 boats / 33 rods kept a chinook jack, 15 coho, 29 coho jacks and released nine coho and six coho jacks.
Wind River – Two boats / three rods dropped two Chinooks.
Lake Drano – Two bank rods had no outlet; 74 boats / 225 rods held 98 Chinooks, 12 Chinook jacks, nine coho, two coho jacks and released 35 Chinooks, two coho and eight steelheads.
Klickitat River downstream from Fisher Hill Bridge – 25 shoreline rods retained three chinooks.
Klickitat River upstream of Fish Pass # 5 – Eight fishing rods had no catch.
Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream – 11 shoreline rods released one sub-legal sturgeon, two oversized and kept one legal sturgeon; 28 boats / 85 rods released 26 subliminal, 12 oversized and kept seven legal sturgeons.