SW WA Fishing Report (5-3-22)
THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW
Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary April 25-May 1, 2022
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River I-5 Br downstream* – 128 bank rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook and two steelhead. 14 boats/32 rods kept two Chinook.
Cowlitz River Above the I-5 Br* – 37 bank rods kept four Chinook. 13 boats/29 rods kept one Chinook.
Kalama River – 41 bank rods had no catch. 37 boats/87 rods kept 31 Chinook, one steelhead and released two Chinook and eight steelhead.
Lewis River – 73 bank rods kept four Chinook and two jacks. 41 boats/87 rods kept 40 Chinook, six jacks and released two Chinook and one steelhead.
Wind River – 12 bank rods kept two Chinook. 249 boats/796 rods kept 300 Chinook, one jack and released 15 Chinook and one jack.
Drano Lake – 40 bank rods kept one Chinook. 262 boats/706 rods kept 318 Chinook and released eight Chinook.
Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – 10 bank rods had no catch.
*Note that the Cowlitz River closed for spring Chinook retention effective May 1 “to meet broodstock and hatchery collection goals.”