THE FOLLOWING WDFW FISHING REPORT WAS TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN
Bonneville Pool- 13 bank anglers kept 2 legal sturgeon and released 5 sublegal sturgeon. 14 boats/30 rods released 17 sublegal and 1 oversize sturgeon.
The Dalles Pool– Closed for retention. No report.
John Day Pool– 31 bank anglers kept 1 legal sturgeon. 9 boats/18 rods released 2 sublegal sturgeon.
Bonneville Pool- 2 boats/4 rods kept 1 walleye.
The Dalles Pool– No report.
John Day Pool– 16 boats/28 rods kept 18 walleye and released 5 walleye.
Columbia River Tributaries
Grays River – 10 bank anglers released 1 steelhead. 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Elochoman River – 17 bank anglers kept 1 steelhead and released 3 steelhead. 1 boat/2 rods released 2 steelhead.
Abernathy Creek – 1 bank angler had no catch.
Mill Creek – 3 bank anglers had no catch.
Germany Creek – 10 bank anglers kept 2 steelhead and released 1 steelhead.
Cowlitz River– I-5 Br downstream: 26 bank rods had no catch.
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Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered four winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
All the fish collected last week were held at the hatchery for broodstock needs.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,920 cubic feet per second on Monday, Feb. 4. Water visibility is 11 feet and the water temperature is 43.2 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
East Fork Lewis River – 18 bank anglers released 1 steelhead.
Salmon Creek – 26 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead and released 2 steelhead.
Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.