THE FOLLOWING REPORTS WERE TRANSMITTED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington lower Columbia River mainstem sport sampling summary
April 1-7, 2019
Bonneville bank anglers: 239; kept adult Chinook: 19
I-5 area bank anglers: 1; kept adult Chinook: 0
Vancouver area bank anglers: 61; kept adult Chinook: 1
Bonneville boat anglers: 13; kept adult Chinook: 2
Camas area boat anglers: 50; kept adult Chinook: 3
I-5 area boat anglers: 141; kept adult Chinook: 17
Vancouver boat anglers: 1138; kept adult Chinook: 123
Columbia River and Tributary Fishery Reports
Lower Columbia mainstem from Warrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam– 516 salmonid boats and 118 Washington bank rods were tallied during last Sundays flight count.
Bonneville Pool- 14 bank anglers kept 1 legal sturgeon and released 5 sublegal sturgeon. 9 boats/23 rods kept 14 legal sturgeon, released 77 sublegal and 2 oversize sturgeon.
The Dalles Pool- Closed for retention. No report.John Day Pool- 8 bank anglers kept 1 legal sturgeon. 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.
Bonneville Pool- 2 bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/5 rods kept 5 walleye.
John Day Pool- 2 bank anglers had no catch. 7 boats/13 rods kept 2 and released 10 walleye.
Bonneville Pool- 3 boats/6 rods kept 2 bass and released 71 bass.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream: 37 bank rods kept 2 steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br: 58 bank rods kept 13 steelhead. 38 boats/110 rods kept 42 steelhead and released 4 steelhead.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 272 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and four cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 40 winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack and two cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 17 winter-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout adults into Lake Scanewa located in Randle.
Tacoma Power also tagged and recycled 109 winter-run steelhead adults to the lower river.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,970 cubic feet per second on Monday, April 8. Water visibility is 9 feet and the water temperature is 45.7 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
Kalama River – 14 bank anglers had no catch.
Lewis River – 3 bank anglers released 1 steelhead.
Drano Lake – 3 boats/5 rods had no catch.
- Tributaries not listed: Creel checks not conducted.
Catchable Trout Plants: No report of angler success.
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Battle Ground (CLARK) April 1, 2019 Rainbow 2,000 2.53 GOLDENDALE