THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Columbia River Tributaries
Elochoman River– 1 bank angler released 1 steelhead.
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 26 bank rods kept 3 steelhead. 1 boat/ 4 rods released 1 Chinook.
Above the I-5 Br: 14 bank rods had no catch. 5 boats/13 rods had no catch.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 161 winter-run steelhead adults, two winter-run steelhead jacks, 118 spring Chinook adults, five spring Chinook jacks and one cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 17 winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 22 winter-run steelhead adults, 17 spring Chinook adults and one spring Chinook jack into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,990 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 6. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 50.0 F.
Kalama River – 67 bank anglers released 4 Chinook and 3 steelhead. 13 boats/23 rods kept 1 Chinook jack and released 7 steelhead.
Lewis River – 8 bank anglers had no catch.
Wind River– 65 boats/172 rods kept 46 Chinook and released 2 Chinook.
Drano Lake – 20 bank rods had no catch. 215 boats/594 rods kept 148 Chinook and released 12 Chinook.
Klickitat – No report.
- Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
No report on angling success.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Battle Ground (CLARK) April 24, 2019 Cutthroat 3,000 2.50 Skamania
Klineline (CLARK) April 24, 2019 Cutthroat 2,110 2.50 Skamania
Horseshoe (COWLITZ) April 22, 2019 Rainbow 3,000 2.13 Goldendale
Sacajawea (COWLITZ) April 26, 2019 Rainbow 3,360 2.80 Mossyrock
Carlise (LEWIS) April 16, 2019 Rainbow 10,000 2.00
Mineral (LEWIS) April 23, 2019 Rainbow 2,875 2.50 Mossyrock
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/