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SW WA Fishing Report (1-23-19)

THE FOLLOWING WDFW FISHING REPORT WAS  TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN

Sturgeon:

Bonneville Pool- 18 bank anglers released 4 sublegal sturgeon.  25 boats/79 rods kept 13 legal sturgeon and released 1 legal, 151 sublegal and 1 oversize sturgeon.

The Dalles Pool- Closed for retention.  No report.

John Day Pool- 4 bank anglers had no catch.  5 boats/8 rods had no catch.

JIM DEATHERAGE SHOWS OFF A MID-COLUMBIA WALLEYE CAUGHT WHILE FISHING WITH FRIEND JERRY HAN. (YO-ZURI PHOTO CONTEST)

Walleye:

Bonneville Pool- No report.

The Dalles Pool- No report.

John Day Pool- 1 bank angler had no catch.  8 boats/14 rods kept 13 walleye and released 6 walleye.

Salmon/Steelhead:

Columbia River Tributaries

Elochoman River – 30 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead.  3 boats/6 rods had no catch.

Abernathy Creek – 4 bank anglers had no catch.

Germany Creek – 12 bank anglers kept 3 steelhead.

Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 33 bank rods released 1 steelhead.

Above the I-5 Br:  18 bank rods kept 1 steelhead.  8 boats/21 rods released 1 steelhead.

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered three winter-run steelhead adults and two coho jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released one coho jack into Lake Scanewa in Randle, and one coho jack and three winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 7,720 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 44.6 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

East Fork Lewis River – 26 bank anglers released 1 steelhead.

Salmon Creek – 25 bank anglers kept 1 steelhead.

 

  • Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.

 

Trout Plants and stocking schedules:

ODFW’s 2018 Weekly Trout Stocking Sched Out For Many Lakes; Improved Format

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

ODFW released its 2018 Weekly Trout Stocking Schedule for western Oregon today on its recently launched website MyODFW.com. Find it at https://myodfw.com/fishing/species/trout/stocking-schedule

ANGLERS FISH OFF A DOCK AT EEL LAKE, NEAR NORTH BEND. (ODFW)

Like the new website, the new trout stocking schedule is mobile-friendly and easier to use. Anglers can now search by waterbody for a complete list of stockings in that lake or pond for the entire year. They can also search by date for all stockings in Oregon’s six Fishing Zones for a certain time period.

Previously, all stockings were listed in a PDF document organized by stocking date, making it difficult to see a waterbody’s full stocking schedule for the year.

When are you stocking my pond or lake? is one of the most popular questions we get at ODFW. Some anglers even plan their vacations around it,” said David Lane, Acting Deputy Administrator, I&E, ODFW. “Now, it’s much easier to find the stocking information for your favorite local lake or wherever you are planning a getaway.”

Users should be aware that trout stocking information for the South Willamette waterbodies (including in Marion, Benton, Linn and Lane counties) is not available in ODFW’s stocking schedule. These waterbodies are now being stocked by a third party under contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Anglers should visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Stewardship/Fish/ to find out more about when and what is being stocked. (A list of those South Willamette waterbodies is available at the Trout Stocking page.)

Trout stocking information for many waterbodies in eastern Oregon is not listed either because it’s not yet available. Unlike western Oregon, many lakes and ponds in eastern Oregon are not accessible until later in the year. The schedule for the rest of eastern Oregon will be posted once information is available.

As always, the trout stocking schedule lists the week that a waterbody is being stocked, not a specific date. The actual day of the week will vary based on workload and weather, so ODFW does not release this information.

Trout are Oregon’s most popular game fish with tens of thousands of anglers of all ages fishing for them every year. ODFW stocks between 5-6 million trout and kokanee in lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state annually.