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November 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – Coho were the primary specie found in the catch last week.

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 – The catch was comprised mostly of coho and some steelhead.

Lewis River – Boat anglers continue to catch some fall Chinook and coho.  Bank anglers are primarily catching coho.

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers off the Klickitat River averaged nearly a coho per rod.

The Dalles Pool – Light effort and catch.

Sturgeon

The Dalles Pool – The fishery is now catch and release only through the end of the year.

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