THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Columbia River Tributaries
Elochoman River– 1 bank angler had no catch.
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 1 boat/4 rods had no catch.
Above the I-5 Br – 31 bank rods kept 25 steelhead. 27 boats/73 rods kept 37 steelhead and released 3 steelhead.
Tacoma Power employees recovered 121 summer-run steelhead adults, 68 spring Chinook adults, one spring Chinook jack, 62 spring Chinook mini-jacks, and two Cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released nine spring Chinook adults into the Cispus River located near Randle and they released six spring Chinook adults and two Cutthroat trout at the Franklin Bridge release site in Packwood.
To date, Tacoma Power employees have recycled 606 summer-run steelhead to the lower Cowlitz River.
Kalama River – 23 bank anglers had no catch.
Lewis River – 26 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead and released 1 Chinook jack. 3 boats/8 rods released 4 Chinook.
Drano Lake – 5 boats/7 rods kept 1 Chinook jack and released 1 steelhead.
Klickitat below Fisher Hill Bridge – No anglers sampled.
Klickitat above #5 Fishway – No anglers sampled.
Merrill Lake – Fishing has been good for rainbow and cutthroat, some browns are being caught.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
MAYFIELD RES (LEWIS) August 6, 2019 Rainbow 2,680 1.34 EELLS SPRINGS
MAYFIELD RES (LEWIS) July 28, 2019 Rainbow 2,648 1.32 EELLS SPRINGS
MAYFIELD RES (LEWIS) July 24, 2019 Rainbow 2,786 1.39 EELLS SPRINGS
GOOSE LK (SKAM) July 18, 2019 Rainbow 1,644 2.30 GOLDENDALE
Lacamas Lake – Bass and yellow perch fishing has been excellent.
Rowland Lake – Anglers have been catching some bluegill and pumpkinseed.
Swofford Pond – Bass and channel catfish fishing has been excellent.
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/
Lower Columbia Mainstem Sport Aug. 5-11
Salmon and steelhead:
Bonneville bank: 14 anglers with nothing
Camas/Washougal bank: 4 anglers with 1 Chinook jack kept
I-5 area bank: No report
Vancouver bank: 23 anglers with nothing
Woodland bank: 50 anglers with 1 Chinook kept
Kalama bank: 42 anglers with nothing
Cowlitz bank: No report
Longview bank: 52 anglers with nothing
Cathlamet bank: 5 anglers with nothing
Private boats/bank: 3 anglers with nothing
Bonneville boat: No report
Camas/Washougal boat: 14 anglers with nothing
I-5 area boat: 7 anglers with nothing
Vancouver boat: 23 anglers with 1 Chinook kept
Woodland boat: 24 anglers with 4 Chinook kept and 1 Chinook released
Kalama boat: 25 anglers with 2 Chinook kept
Cowlitz boat: 24 anglers with 5 Chinook kept and 10 steelhead released
Longview boat: 41 with 1 Chinook kept
Cathlamet boat: No report
Private boats/bank: 11 anglers with 1 Chinook kept and 1 jack released
Kalama boat: 2 anglers with 7 sublegals and 1 oversize released
Longview bank: 1 angler with nothing
Longview boat: 3 anglers with 1 sublegal, 2 legals and 1 oversize released
Camas/Washougal boat: 8 anglers with 2 kept and 2 released