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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

January 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Southwest Washington fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – 4 bank anglers and 1 boat angler sampled near Blue Creek had no catch.

Washougal River – 25 boat anglers kept 7 hatchery steelhead and released 4 hatchery and 12 wild fish. 45 bank anglers kept 1 hatchery steelhead and released 1 hatchery and 1 wild fish.

Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day pools – Bank anglers in The Dalles Pool and boat anglers in John Day Pool are catching some steelhead. Light effort and no catch observed in Bonneville Pool.

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – Just below Bonneville Dam: 2 bank anglers had no catch. Camas: 1 boat/1 angler and 1 bank angler had no catch. Vancouver: 4 boats/9 anglers had no catch.

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers averaged a legal kept per every 7.4 rods. Bank anglers are also catching some legals.

The Dalles Pool – Bank anglers are catching some legals. Slow for legal size fish by boat anglers.

John Day Pool – Boat anglers are catching some legals. Fishing is slow from the bank.

Walleye and Bass

Bonneville Pool – No effort was observed for either species.

The Dalles and John Day pools – Boat anglers are catching some walleye. No effort was observed for bass.

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