Lower Columbia mainstem from Warrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam– 516 salmonid boats and 118 Washington bank rods were tallied during last Sundays flight count.
Bonneville Pool- 14 bank anglers kept 1 legal sturgeon and released 5 sublegal sturgeon. 9 boats/23 rods kept 14 legal sturgeon, released 77 sublegal and 2 oversize sturgeon.
The Dalles Pool- Closed for retention. No report.John Day Pool- 8 bank anglers kept 1 legal sturgeon. 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Bonneville Pool- 2 bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/5 rods kept 5 walleye.
John Day Pool- 2 bank anglers had no catch. 7 boats/13 rods kept 2 and released 10 walleye.
Bonneville Pool- 3 boats/6 rods kept 2 bass and released 71 bass.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 37 bank rods kept 2 steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br: 58 bank rods kept 13 steelhead. 38 boats/110 rods kept 42 steelhead and released 4 steelhead.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 272 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and four cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 40 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and two cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 17 winter-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.
Tacoma Power also tagged and recycled 109 winter-run steelhead adults to the lower river.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,970 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 8. Water visibility is 9 feet and the water temperature is 45.7 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
Kalama River – 14 bank anglers had no catch.
Lewis River – 3 bank anglers released 1 steelhead.
Drano Lake – 3 boats/5 rods had no catch.
Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
Catchable Trout Plants: No report of angler success.
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Battle Ground (CLARK) April 1, 2019 Rainbow 2,000 2.53 GOLDENDALE