Fishing report, June 1 – The Columbian

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Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on June 1.
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.
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Columbia River Mainstem
Salmon/Steelhead
Buoy 10 upstream to Rocky Point/Tongue Point line — Closed to angling for and retention of salmon and steelhead until further notice.
Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam — Through June 15, the daily limit is six with up to two adults may be retained of which up to one may be a Chinook and up to one may be a steelhead. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.
Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy. 730 at Washington/Oregon border — Saturday and Sunday (June 5 & 6) the daily limit is six with up to two adults may be retained of which up to one may be a Chinook and up to one may be a steelhead. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.

Monday through June 15 — Closed to angling for and retention of salmon and steelhead.
Sturgeon
Columbia River, from Buoy 10 upstream to the Wauna Powerlines, near Cathlamet — Effective only Saturday (June 5), the daily limit is one, and annual limit is two. Retained fish must measure between 44- and 50-inches fork length. On days open to retention, this fishery closes to all sturgeon fishing after 2 p.m., including catch and release fishing. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
All other dates — Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
Columbia River tributaries
Salmon/Steelhead
Cispus River — Closed to salmon fishing.
Cowlitz River — Closed to salmon fishing.
Lake Scanewa — Closed to salmon fishing.
Kalama River (from the mouth to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery) — Daily salmon limit is six fish, of which only one may be an adult. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Wind River and Drano Lake — All permanent rules published in the 2020-2021 Sport Fishing pamphlet are in effect.
Klickitat River (from the mouth to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon hatchery) — Daily limit is six fish, of which only one may be an adult. Release wild Chinook. The closed waters area between Fisher Hill Bridge and 400 feet upstream of No. 5 fishway remains in effect.

FISHERY REPORTS
Columbia River mainstem
Salmon/Steelhead
Bonneville — 85 bank anglers kept six Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook and one jack; four boats/seven rods kept one Chinook and released one Chinook and one jack.
Camas/Washougal — 17 boats/39 rods kept two Chinook, two jacks and released one Chinook and one jack.
Vancouver — 17 bank anglers kept four Chinook; six boats/11 rods had no catch.
Woodland — 38 bank anglers released one steelhead; six boats/10 rods had no catch.
Kalama — 22 bank anglers kept one jack and released one jack; six boats/14 rods kept one jack.
Longview — 99 bank anglers kept four steelhead and released one Chinook; 20 boats/44 rods kept two steelhead and released one Chinook.
Cathlamet (Sec. 9) — 28 bank anglers kept one steelhead; five boats/11 rods had no catch.
Cathlamet (Sec.10) — Seven bank anglers had no catch; eight boats/22 rods kept three Chinook, one jack, two steelhead and released one Chinook.

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Sturgeon
Kalama — One boat/five rods released four legal, 10 sublegal and three oversize sturgeon.
Cathlamet — Seven boats/17 rods kept one legal and released three sublegal and two oversize sturgeon.
Cathlamet/ Deep R./ Chinook — 55 bank anglers had no catch; 249 boats/729 rods kept 73 legal and released 145 sublegal and 168 oversize sturgeon.
Shad
Bonneville — 17 bank anglers kept 126 shad; one boat/two rods had no catch.
Camas/Washougal — One boat/two rods had no catch.
Woodland — Two bank anglers kept 15 shad.
Kalama — Six boats/13 rods kept 20 shad and released 12 shad.
Longview — Eight boats/13 rods kept 22 shad.
Columbia River tributaries
Salmon/Steelhead
Cowlitz River from Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — 23 bank rods had no catch; one boat/one rod had no catch.
Above the I-5 Bridge — Seven bank rods had no catch; five boats/17 rods kept two steelhead and released one steelhead.
Kalama River — 17 bank rods had no catch.
Lewis River — One bank rod had no catch.
Wind River — Seven bank rods had no catch. 10 boats/18 rods kept three Chinook and released one Chinook.

Drano Lake — Four bank rods had no catch; 18 boats/29 rods kept three Chinook and released two Chinook.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Six bank rods had no catch.
Recent trout plants
Klineline Pond, May 27 — 350 rainbow, 2.20 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.
Goose Lake, May 26 — 2,200 rainbow, 2.20 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.
Goose Lake, May 25 — 2,200 rainbow, 2.20 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery; 7,708 cutthroat, 2.29 fish per pound from Skamania Hatchery.
Little White Salmon River, May 25 — 3,011 rainbow, 2.38 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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