THE FOLLOWING WDFW FISHING REPORT WAS TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN
Mainstem Lower Columbia River
Washington only creel checks:
Sec 5 (Woodland) bank – 2 salmonid anglers had no catch.
Sec 6 (Kalama) bank – 3 salmonid anglers had no catch.
Sec 8 (Longview) bank – 4 salmonid anglers had no catch.
Columbia River Tributaries
Grays River – 4 bank anglers had no catch. 1 boat/2 rods released 1 steelhead.
Elochoman River – 18 bank anglers kept 1 steelhead and released 6 steelhead. 2 boats/6 rods released 5 steelhead.
Abernathy Creek – 7 bank anglers had no catch.
Germany Creek – 10 bank anglers had no catch.
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 21 bank rods kept 1 steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br: 13 bank rods kept 1 steelhead. 16 boats/45 rods kept 11 steelhead and released 4 steelhead.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered five winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
All of the fish collected last week were held at the hatchery for broodstock needs.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,650 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 41.9 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility
East Fork Lewis River – 32 bank anglers released 4 steelhead.
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Salmon Creek – 8 bank anglers had no catch.
Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.