Follow us:

Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

October 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Lower portions of Abernathy, Cedar (North Fork Lewis tributary), Coal, Germany, Mill (Cowlitz Co.) creeks and the Coweeman River – Re-open to fishing for hatchery steelhead and other game fish November 1.

Cowlitz River – Anglers continue to catch a mix of fall Chinook, coho, sea run cutthroats, and a few steelhead.

Kalama River – Anglers are catching a mix of fall Chinook, coho, and steelhead.

Lewis River – Boat anglers are catching fall Chinook and coho while bank anglers are primarily catching coho jacks.

Drano Lake – Boat anglers are catching some fall Chinook.

Wind River – Light effort and catch.  October 31 is the last day to fish for salmon.

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – Bank anglers are catching some fall Chinook while boat anglers are primarily catching coho.  Effort is waning with <100 boats and similar number of bank anglers counted during last Saturday’s flight.

Under permanent rules, closed to fishing for salmon from Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam effective November 1.

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers are catching fall Chinook and coho.  62 and 15 boats were observed off the mouths of the Klickitat and White Salmon rivers, respectively, last Saturday morning.

Pool level was very low last weekend making launching difficult at Mayer State Park in Oregon.

The Dalles Pool – Boat anglers are catching some Chinook.

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – Less than a dozen sturgeon boats and 7 bank anglers were counted below Bonneville Dam last Saturday.

The Dalles Pool – Bank anglers are catching some legals.

Walleye and Bass

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – No walleye anglers were sampled last week.

The Dalles Dam – Boat anglers are catching some bass.  No walleye anglers were sampled last week.

0 Comments

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►