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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Lower Columbia tributaries salmon and steelhead biting

Here are the latest sport fishing reports from the Columbia River region:

Salmon and Steelhead

Cowlitz River – Anglers continue to catch a mixture of fall chinook, coho, steelhead, and sea run cutthroats. Most of the chinook are dark and were released. Most of the salmon catch was near the barrier dam; steelhead and cutthroats near the trout hatchery.

Kalama River – Bank anglers are catching some coho and steelhead though most were dark and were released. The first winter run steelhead of the season had returned to Kalama Falls Hatchery as of November 16.

Lewis River – On the North Fork, anglers are catching a mixture of fall chinook, coho, and steelhead (including some winter runs). Approximately half the chinook and coho were released.

Lower Columbia from Longview to Beacon Rock – Effort and catch is very light.

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam -Effort and catch is light.

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