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January 27, 2015 at 8:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – 35 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead.

During four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:

270 coho adults and 1 jack

68 winter-run steelhead

one cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

33 coho adults, 20 winter-run steelhead and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton

28 coho adults and four winter-run steelhead into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 11,100 cubic feet per second on Monday, January 26. Water visibility is nine feet.

Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day pools – Boat anglers are catching some steelhead though the majority of the fish were wild and had to be released.

Sturgeon 

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers are catching some legals; fishing from the bank remains slow.

Only a handful of legals were estimated caught during the week of Jan. 12-18.

The Dalles Pool – Boat anglers are catching some legals; fishing from the bank is slow.

John Day Pool – Slow for legal size fish.

 Walleye and Bass

Bonneville Pool – Effort and catches for walleye are light.  No effort was observed for bass.

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

Trout

Klineline Pond – 21 bank anglers kept 14 rainbows.

Recent releases of catchable and broodstock rainbows into SW WA waters:

Lake/Pond

Date

Species

Number

Fish per
Pound

Hatchery

Notes

KLINELINE PD (CLAR)

Jan 20, 2015

Rainbow

1,500

2.2

VANCOUVER HATCHERY

Jan 16, 2015

Rainbow

1,500

2.6

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

 

BATTLE GROUND LK (CLAR)

Jan 20, 2015

Rainbow

1,500

2.2

VANCOUVER HATCHERY

ICE HOUSE LK (SKAM)

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

8

0.1

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

34

0.2

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

KIDNEY LK (SKAM)

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

8

0.1

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

47

0.2

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

LTL ASH LK (SKAM)

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

34

0.2

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

8

0.1

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

TUNNEL LK (SKAM)

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

62

0.2

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

Jan 14, 2015

Rainbow

9

0.1

GOLDENDALE HATCHERY

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