THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington lower Columbia River mainstem sport sampling summary
April 20-21, 2019
Bonneville bank anglers: 101; kept adult Chinook: 7
Camas area banks anglers: -; kept adult Chinook: –
I-5 area bank anglers: 1; kept adult Chinook: –
Vancouver area bank anglers: 25; kept adult Chinook: 0
Bonneville boat anglers: 23; kept adult Chinook: 1
Camas area boat anglers: 24; kept adult Chinook: 0
I-5 area boat anglers: 39; kept adult Chinook: 0
Vancouver boat anglers: 171; kept adult Chinook: 2
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 39 bank rods released 3 Chinook and kept 1 steelhead..
Above the I-5 Br: 15 bank rods kept 1 steelhead. 25 boats/80 rods released 2 Chinook and kept 8 steelhead and released 2 steelhead.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 432 winter-run steelhead adults, 13 spring Chinook adults and one cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 27 winter-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 21 winter-run steelhead adults and two spring Chinook adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.
Tacoma Power tagged and recycled 114 winter-run steelhead adults to the lower river.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,990 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 22. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 47.8 F.
Kalama River – 27 bank anglers had no catch. 10 boats/18 rods kept 3 Chinook and released 2 steelhead.
Lewis River – 9 bank anglers had no catch. 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Wind River– 1 bank angler had no catch. 10 boats/15 rods kept 1 Chinook and released 1 Chinook.
Drano Lake – 16 boats/27 rods kept 1 Chinook.
- Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Horseshoe (COWLITZ) April 17, 2019 Rainbow 3,360 2.80 Mossyrock
Kress Lake (COWLITZ) April 17, 2019 Rainbow 3,080 2.80 Mossyrock
Battle Ground (CLARK) April 15, 2019 Rainbow 2,000 1.90 Vancouver
Sacajawea (COWLITZ) April 15, 2019 Rainbow 3,375 2.51 Goldendale