THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary February 28-March 6, 2022
Mainstem Columbia River
Sec 1 (Bonneville) – Four bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 4 boats/5 rods had no catch.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 1 boat/1 rod had no catch.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 12 bank anglers had no catch. 16 boats/31 rods had no catch.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 78 bank anglers kept three steelhead and released one steelhead. 9 boats/22 rods had no catch.
Sec 6 (Kalama) – 17 bank anglers had no catch. 6 boats/12 rods had no catch.
Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 3 boats/7 rods had no catch.
Sec 8 (Longview) – 21 bank anglers released one steelhead. 6 boats/11 rods had no catch.
Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 11 bank anglers had no catch.
Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – No report.
Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Sec 5 (Woodland) – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.
Bonneville Pool – No report
The Dalles Pool – Seven bank anglers had no catch. 7 boats/19 rods kept two legal and released eight sublegal and one oversize sturgeon.
John Day Pool – 24 bank anglers kept two legal and released five sublegal and two oversize sturgeon. 36 boats/90 rods kept 12 legal and released seven sublegal and nine oversize sturgeon.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: WDFW AND ODFW THIS AFTERNOON ANNOUNCED THAT THE JOHN DAY POOL WILL CLOSE FOR STURGEON RETENTION EFFECTIVE MARCH 10, 2022, MAKING WEDNESDAY THE LAST DAY TO KEEP ONE ON THIS EASTERN COLUMBIA GORGE RESERVOIR.]
Bonneville Pool – No report.
The Dalles Pool – Five bank anglers released one walleye. 20 boats/47 rods kept 53 walleye and released one walleye.
John Day Pool – 29 boats/79 rods kept 75 walleye and released six walleye.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream – 50 bank rods kept six steelhead. 2 boats/4 rods kept two steelhead.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br – 63 bank rods kept 13 steelhead. 25 boats/88 rods kept 31 steelhead and released four steelhead.