HomeSW WA, Lower Columbia, John Day Pool Fishing Report (3-03-20)

SW WA, Lower Columbia, John Day Pool Fishing Report (3-03-20)

THE FOLLOWING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Washington Columbia River and Tributary Fishing Report Feb 24-March 1 2020

Fishery Reports: 

Salmon/Steelhead: 

Mainstem Lower Columbia River 

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – Two bank anglers had no catch.

Sec 5 (Woodland) – Nine bank anglers had no catch. 1 boat/2 rods had no catch.

Sec 6 (Kalama) – Two bank anglers had no catch. 2 boats/7 rods had no catch.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) – 1 boat/3 rods had no catch.

Sec 8 (Longview) – Four bank anglers had no catch. 1 boat/3 rods had no catch.

RENEE MORTIMER RETURNS A PERSONAL BEST 10-POUND WALLEYE SHE CAUGHT ONE NIGHT IN MID-FEBRUARY TO THE MID-COLUMBIA. SHE WAS TROLLING A CUSTOM-PAINTED WALLEYE DEEP PLUG. (FISHING PHOTO CONTEST)

Salmon/Steelhead: 

Columbia River Tributaries 

Grays River – 10 bank anglers had no catch. 4 boats/12 rods released three steelhead.

Elochoman River – 15 bank anglers kept one steelhead and released six steelhead. 3 boats/9 rods released five steelhead.

Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 49 bank rods kept four steelhead.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Br – 56 bank rods kept four steelhead and released five steelhead. 82 boats/264 rods kept 150 steelhead and released 14 steelhead.

Tacoma Power employees recovered 169 winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released ten winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 34 winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa in Randle.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,420 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 2, 2020. Water visibility is 4 feet and the water temperature is 42.8 F.

John Day Pool – 6 bank anglers had no catch.

Sturgeon: 

John Day Pool – 17 bank anglers released two sublegal sturgeon. 25 boats/65 rods kept two legal sturgeon and released 14 sublegal sturgeon.

Walleye: 

John Day Pool – 33 boats/69 rods kept 62 walleye and released 22 walleye.

Bass: 

John Day Pool – Anglers are catching a few bass.

Catchable Trout Plants: 

Lake/Pond
Date
Species
Number Fish/lb
Hatchery

Battle Ground LK
(CLARK)
Feb 18, 2020
Rainbow 1,700
2.30
Vancouver

Klineline PD
(CLARK)
Feb 18, 2020
Rainbow
2,300
2.30
Vancouver

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