THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
March 27, 2019
Columbia River and Tributary Fishery Reports
Lower Columbia mainstem from Warrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam– 128 salmonid boats and 52 Washington bank rods were tallied during last Saturdays flight count.
Bonneville Pool- 2 bank anglers had no catch. 14 boats/39 rods kept 9 legal sturgeon, released 5 legal sturgeon and 107 sublegal sturgeon.
The Dalles Pool- Closed for retention. No report.
John Day Pool- 52 bank anglers kept 2 legal sturgeon, released 5 sublegal and 6 oversize sturgeon. 8 boats/10 rods released 1 sublegal sturgeon.
Bonneville Pool- 17 boats/32 rods kept 14 walleye and released 6 walleye.
John Day Pool- 47 boats/96 rods kept 93 walleye and released 28 walleye.
Bonneville Pool- 1 boat/2 rods released 1 bass.
John Day Pool- 5 boats/10 rods kept 1 bass and released 17 bass.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 64 bank rods kept 8 steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br: 34 bank rods kept 20 steelhead and released 2 steelhead. 61 boats/181 rods kept 101 steelhead and released 10 steelhead.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 91 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and one spring Chinook adult during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Tacoma Power employees released 21 winter-run steelhead adults and one winter-run steelhead jack into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released three winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near Randle.
Tacoma Power released four winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.
The remainder of the fish are being held at the hatchery for broodstock needs.
Kalama River – 28 bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/3 rods had no catch.
Lewis River – 17 bank anglers released 1 steelhead.
Wind River – 1boat/2 rods had no catch.
- Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Horseshoe (COWL) Mar 19, 2019 Rainbow 2,900 2.9 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY