THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Lower Columbia Mainstem Sport May 20-26
Salmon and steelhead:
Vancouver bank: 8 anglers with no Chinook or steelhead kept or released
Woodland bank: 20 anglers with 1 steelhead kept
Kalama bank: 6 anglers with no Chinook or steelhead kept or released
Longview bank: 14 anglers with no Chinook or steelhead kept or released
Cathlamet bank: 17 anglers with 1 adult Chinook released and 1 steelhead kept
private boats/bank: 8 anglers with 1 steelhead kept
Vancouver boat: 5 anglers with no Chinook or steelhead kept or released
Kalama boat: 3 anglers with no Chinook or steelhead kept or released
Longview boat: 8 anglers with 3 steelhead kept
Cathlamet boat: 10 anglers with 1 jack Chinook kept and 1 steelhead kept
private boats/bank: 17 anglers with 1 adult Chinook released and 1 steelhead kept
Bonneville bank: 41 anglers with 47 kept and 4 released
Bonneville boat: 2 anglers with 0 kept and 7 released
Vancouver boat: 3 anglers with 7 kept and 0 released
Chinook/Elochoman bank: 164 anglers with 1 kept and 3 sublegals and 1 oversize released
Cathlamet boat: 193 anglers with 11 kept and 35 sublegals and 18 oversize released
Chinook/Elochoman boat: 692 anglers with 49 kept and 100 sublegals and 104 oversize released
Ilwaco boat: 178 anglers with 9 kept and 8 sublegal and 10 oversize released
Charter boats: 118 anglers with 11 kept and 7 sublegal and 26 oversize released
Columbia River Tributaries
Elochoman River– 2 bank anglers had no catch.
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 10 bank rods kept 2 steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br: 11 bank rods kept 3 steelhead. 23 boats/64 rods kept 22 steelhead.
Tacoma Power employees recovered 165 spring Chinook adults, 10 spring Chinook jacks, 25 summer-run steelhead adults, and 14 winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 20 spring Chinook adults, three spring Chinook jacks, and three winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle and they released one winter-run steelhead adult into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
Tacoma Power employees recycled 20 summer-run steelhead this week.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,970 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 20. Water visibility is 8 feet and the water temperature is 49.3 F.
Klickitat – 11 bank anglers kept 1 Chinook, 2 steelhead and released 6 jacks.
- Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
Trout: No report on angling success.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Horsethief (KLICKITAT) May 20, 2019 Rainbow 4,000 2.30 Goldendale
Battle Ground (CLARK) May 21, 2019 Rainbow 1,833 2.44 Goldendale
Pikeminnow Sport – Reward Fishery Program:
The program operates from May 1 to September 30 in the lower Columbia River (mouth to Priest Rapids Dam) and the Snake River (mouth to Hells Canyon Dam). http://www.pikeminnow.org/