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SW WA, Columbia Gorge Fishing Report (1-31-22)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary January 24-30, 2022

Columbia River Mainstem 

Sturgeon: 

Columbia River, Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, including adjacent tributaries: Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed. 

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Bonneville Pool: 

Effective January 30, 2022: Catch and release fishing only. 

The Dalles Pool: 

Effective through February 28, 2022: Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only for retention of  sturgeon between 43” and 54” fork length. Catch and release fishing for sturgeon is allowed on days not  open to retention.  

John Day Pool:  

Effective immediately until the annual guideline has been met: Open 7 days per week for retention of  sturgeon between 43” and 54” fork length.  

Fishery Reports: 

Mainstem Columbia River 

Sturgeon: 

Walleye: 

Bonneville Pool – 4 boats/7 rods kept four walleye and released seven walleye. 

The Dalles Pool – Four bank anglers had no catch. 10 boats/19 rods kept 28 walleye and released two  walleye. 

John Day Pool – 29 boats/69 rods kept 76 walleye and released seven walleye. 

Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead: 

Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 33 bank rods had no catch. 

Above the I-5 Br – 10 bank rods had no catch. 6 boats/18 rods kept two steelhead.