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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

April 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – Anglers are catching some spring Chinook and steelhead.

East Fork Lewis from mouth to top boat ramp at Lewisville Park and Washougal River from mouth to Mt. Norway Bridge – Open to fishing for hatchery steelhead beginning Tuesday April 16. Through the first Friday in June, selective gear rules are in effect; no bait may be used.

Wind River – Effort has been light.  No fish were found in the sample but a few spring Chinook have been reported caught.

Drano Lake –Bank and boat anglers are catching some spring Chinook.

Closed to all fishing on Wednesdays through June.  Effective April 16 through June 30, bank fishing only west of a line projected from the easternmost pillar of the Hwy. 14 Bridge to a posted marker on the north shore.

Klickitat River – Light effort and no catch was observed.

Bonneville Pool – Effort and catches have been light.

The Dalles Pool – Bank anglers are catching some spring Chinook.

John Day Pool – Effort and catches have been light.

Sturgeon

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – Boat anglers are catching some legals in the Vancouver area.

The Dalles and John Day pools – Slow for legal size fish last week.

Walleye and Bass

The Dalles and John Day pools – Boat anglers are catching some walleye in both pools.  The few boat anglers sampled fishing for bass in John Day Pool averaged 7 fish kept/released per rod.

Trout

Recent plants of nearly half-pound rainbows.  No reports on angling success.

Lake Sacajawea in Longview – 7,356 fish April 9-11

Kress Lake in Kalama – 2,550 fish April 11

Horseshoe Lake in Woodland – 3,250 fish April 10

Battle Ground Lake – 2,300 fish April 10

 

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