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SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (5-18-21)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Preliminary Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributary sport sampling summary May 10-16, 2021

Salmon/Steelhead

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 13 bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/3 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 17 bank anglers had no catch. 3 boats/6 rods had no catch. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 54 bank anglers kept two steelhead. 6 boats/15 rods kept one jack and two  steelhead. 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 13 bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/12 rods had no catch.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) – 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.  

DIANA BOUCHEY AND HUNTER HIGGINBOTHAM HOLD DRANO LAKE SPRING CHINOOK CAUGHT EARLIER THIS MONTH. (BUZZ RAMSEY)

Sturgeon: 

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 40 bank anglers kept four legal and released nine sublegal and three oversize  sturgeon. 

Sec 10 (Cathlamet/ Deep R./ Chinook) – 38 bank anglers released one oversize sturgeon. 279 boats/825 rods kept 20 legal and released 47 sublegal and 29 oversize sturgeon. 

Shad

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 2 boats/5 rods released two shad.. 

Sec 8 (Longview) – 1 boat/2 rods had no catch. 

Columbia River Tributaries 

Salmon/Steelhead

Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 128 bank rods kept one steelhead and released five Chinook and  four steelhead. 5 boats/19 rods released one steelhead.  

Above the I-5 Br – Five bank rods released one steelhead. 6 boats/13 rods released one Chinook. 

Kalama River – 24 bank rods kept one Chinook, two jacks and released one steelhead. 11 boats/25 rods  kept three Chinook and one jack. 

Lewis River – 1 boat/2 rods released two steelhead. 

Drano Lake – 14 bank rods had no catch. 205 boats/623 rods kept 280 Chinook, 12 jacks and released  16 Chinook and two jacks.

Klickitat River – 15 bank rods kept three Chinook. 

Catchable Trout Plants:  

Lake/Pond
Date
Species
Number
Fish/lb
Hatchery 

Horsethief LK (Klick)
May 10, 2021
Rainbow 1,272
2.51
Goldendale

Horsethief LK (Klick)
May 10, 2021
Rainbow 1,217
2.46
Goldendale

SpearFish LK (Klick)
May 10, 2021
Rainbow 2,017
2.46
Goldendale 

Pikeminnow Sport – Reward Fishery Program: 

The 2021 program will operate from May 1 to September 30 in the lower Columbia River (mouth to  Priest Rapids Dam) and the Snake River (mouth to Hells Canyon Dam). http://www.pikeminnow.org/