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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – Anglers continue to catch a mix of fall Chinook, coho, and sea run cutthroats.  Most of the Chinook were dark and were released.

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 1,506 coho salmon, 1,227 coho jacks, 294 fall Chinook adults, five jacks, eleven summer-run steelhead, 68 cutthroat trout and four chum salmon adults during seven days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 257 coho adults, 17 coho jacks, 181 fall Chinook adults, one jack and seven cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton,  340 coho adults, 351 coho jacks, and 35 fall Chinook adults into the upper Cowlitz River at the Skate Creek Bridge in Packwood, and 312 coho adults and 198 jacks into Lake Scanewa behind Cowlitz Falls Dam.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,020 cubic feet per second on Monday, November 4. Water visibility is 12 feet.

Kalama River – Anglers are catching a mix of fall Chinook, coho, and steelhead.  Most of the fall Chinook were dark and released as were some of the coho.  One of the steelhead caught was possibly a winter run.

Lewis River – Anglers are catching a mix of fall Chinook and coho though some of the fish are getting dark and were released.

Drano Lake – Boat anglers are catching some fall Chinook though at least half the fish were released.

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers are catching fall Chinook and coho.

The Dalles Pool – Bank anglers are catching some fall Chinook and steelhead.

Sturgeon

The Dalles Pool – No legal size fish were found in the sample last week.

 

 

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