HomeSW WA, Lower Columbia, John Day Pool Fishing Report (3-9-20)

SW WA, Lower Columbia, John Day Pool Fishing Report (3-9-20)

THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORT WAS FORWARDED BY BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW

Washington Columbia River and Tributary Fishing Report March 2-8, 2020

Salmon/Steelhead:

Mainstem Lower Columbia River

Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 2 bank anglers had no catch.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) – 2 boats/4 rods had no catch.

Sec 3 (I-5 area) – 1 bank angler had no catch. 2 boats/3 rods had no catch.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) – 10 bank anglers had no catch. 27 boats/47 rods had no catch.

WINTER STEELHEADING ON THE COWLITZ RIVER IS PICKING UP AS THE LATE-TIMED STOCK BEGINS TO ARRIVE IN BETTER NUMBERS. JASON BROOKS TOOK THIS PIC AT BLUE CREEK SEVERAL RUNS AGO. (JASON BROOKS)

Columbia River Tributaries

Grays River – 3 bank anglers released two steelhead.

Elochoman River – 16 bank anglers kept one steelhead and released three steelhead. 2 boats/6 rods released 16 steelhead.

Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – 92 bank rods kept 13 steelhead and released two steelhead. 2 boats/6 rods had no catch.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 Br – 48 bank rods kept five steelhead. 98 boats/331 rods kept 188 steelhead and released 19 steelhead.

Tacoma Power employees recovered 211 winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released six winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released 35 winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa in Randle.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,390 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 9, 2020. Water visibility is 5 feet and the water temperature is 42.8 F.

Kalama River – 5 bank anglers released one steelhead. 2 boats/3 rods kept one steelhead and released one steelhead.

Lewis River – 4 bank anglers had no catch.

John Day Pool – No report.

Sturgeon:

John Day Pool – 18 bank anglers had no catch. 9 boats/24 rods kept three legal sturgeon and released 4 sublegal sturgeon.

Walleye:

John Day Pool – 5 bank anglers kept three walleye. 43 boats/92 rods kept 94 walleye and released 26 walleye.

Bass:

John Day Pool – One bank angler had no catch. 2 boats/5 rods kept four bass.

Catchable Trout Plants:

Lake/Pond
Date
Species
Number
Fish/lb
Hatchery

Klineline PD (CLARK)
Mar 3, 2020
Rainbow
1,500
2.00
Vancouver

Lacamas LK (CLARK)

Mar 2, 2020
Rainbow
4,000
2.30
Vancouver

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