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FISHING REPORT: Chinook biting in Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis and other rivers

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:40 am |
September 25, 2012 9:53 am

A look at how fish are biting in local rivers:

Columbia: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports salmonid effort is down especially below Warrior Rock. Chinook must be released in this area. Anglers are landing fall Chinook, coho, steelhead and sturgeon in The Dalles Pool. Try the Bonneville Pool for Walleye.

Cowlitz: Anglers are landing fall Chinook and coho according to the WDFW. Fish Country Inc. says bank anglers at Barrier Dam are doing well when they throw “big gobs of eggs with sand shrimp. We have our corky guys wading out to the point and picking up fish too.”

Green: Decent fishing here according to Fish Country Inc. staff.

Kalama: Bank anglers are landing fall Chinook, but most are being released.

Klickitat: Bank anglers are catching fall Chinook.

Lewis: The north fork has been a good place for fall Chinook and coho jacks, the WDFW reports.

Toutle: Not many steelhead being caught on the south fork according to the WDFW.

Washougal: The WDFW reports some fall Chinook are being caught here.

White Salmon: Effort and catches are light here too according to the WDFW.

Wind: Effort and catches are light on this Columbia River tributary.

Read more fishing news in tomorrows News Tribune and Olympian.

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