Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 1 boat/2 rods released 16 sublegal and one legal sturgeon.
Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 1 boat/5 rods kept nine walleye and released five walleye.
Columbia River Tributaries
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 28 bank rods kept two steelhead. 5 boats/16 rods kept one steelhead.
Above the I-5 Br – 56 bank rods kept 22 steelhead. 24 boats/89 rods kept 67 steelhead and released one steelhead.
Tacoma Power employees recovered 462 summer-run steelhead adults, 30 spring Chinook adults, 8 spring Chinook jacks, 85 spring Chinook mini-jacks, 19 cutthroat trout, and 4 fall Chinook during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power released three fall Chinook adults, and three cutthroat trout into the Tilton River and they released eight spring Chinook adults and seven cutthroat trout into the upper Cowlitz River at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.
Tacoma Power recycled 396 summer-run steelhead adults to the I-5 launch and they released 16 spring Chinook jacks and 132 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake. Last week, 2,480 rainbow trout were released into Mayfield Lake.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,310 cubic feet per second on Monday, August 10, 2020. Water visibility is 11 feet and the water temperature is 56.5 F.
Drano Lake – 5 boats/8 rods kept one Chinook and released 16 steelhead.
Catchable Trout Plants:
Lake/Pond Date Species Number Fish/lb Hatchery
Goose LK (SKAM) August 5, 2020 Rainbow 1,380 1.32 Goldendale
Mayfield Res (LEW) August 5, 2020 Rainbow 2,446 1.23 Eells Springs
Pikeminnow Sport – Reward Fishery Program:
The 2020 program will operate from May 11 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/