Fishery report for the mainstem and tributaries of the Columbia River in Washington, May 16-22

Summary of sampling from May 16 to 22:

Fishing reports

MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 512 bank anglers kept 88 Chinooks, 56 jacks and released 70 Chinooks and two jacks; 13 boats/26 rods kept two Chinooks, two jacks and released two Chinooks.

Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 22 boats/46 rods held three Chinooks, one piglet and released one Chinook.

Sec 3 (Interstate 5 area) – Six anglers had no catch; 10 boats/16 rods kept a Chinook and a jack.

Sec 4 (Vancouver) — 101 bank anglers kept six Chinooks, five jacks and released two Chinooks and one rainbow trout; 67 boats/145 rods kept 12 Chinooks, six Jacks and released 13 Chinooks and two Jacks.

Sec 5 (Woodland) – 90 bank anglers kept three Chinooks; 33 boats/77 rods held five Chinooks and released one Chinook.

Sec 6 (Kalama) – 143 bank anglers kept six Chinooks, one jack, three steelhead and released two Chinooks; 42 boats/91 rods held seven Chinooks, one jack and released five Chinooks and one jack.

Sec 7 (Cowlitz) — 10 boats/40 rods held five Chinooks, one piglet and released one Chinook.

Sec 8 (Longview) – 128 bank anglers kept nine Chinook, two jacks, four rainbow trout and released one chinook and one rainbow trout; 115 boats/226 rods kept 27 Chinooks, seven jacks, two rainbow trout and released 22 Chinooks and three jacks.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) — 49 bank fishermen kept a Chinook; nine boats/18 rods kept three Chinooks, one rainbow trout and released one Chinook.

Sec 10 (Cathlamet) — Nine boats/15 rods held four Chinooks and released four Chinooks.

STURGEON

Sec 6 (Kalama) — One boat/six rods released three sub-legal and six oversized sturgeon.

Sec 9 (Cathlamet) – 29 boats / 86 rods kept three legal sturgeons and released three sub-legal and 14 oversized sturgeons.

Sec 10 (Chinook/Deep River/Cathlamet) — 25 shoal fishermen had no catch; 69 boats/203 rods kept five legal sturgeons and released six sub-legal and 13 oversized.

SHAD

Sec 1 (Bonneville) — Four fishers on the bank kept 17 shad.

TRIBUTARIES OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River from the Interstate 5 bridge downstream – Six shore rods held a Rainbow Trout and released a Chinook and Rainbow Trout.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge – Eight shore rods released a rainbow trout.

Kalama River – 38 bank rods kept four Chinooks and released a rainbow trout; 13 boats/30 rods kept 14 Chinooks and a piglet.

Lewis River – 29 bank rods guarded two Chinooks, a jack and released a Chinook; a boat/a rod had no grip.

Wind River – Three river rods guarded a chinook; 27 boats/86 rods kept 17 Chinooks, two jacks and released two Chinooks.

Drano Lake – 17 shore rods had no catch; 53 boats/158 rods kept 60 Chinooks, three piglets and released two Chinooks.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge – 15 shore rods kept five Chinooks and released one rainbow trout.

Recent trout factories

Horsethief Lake, May 20 – 2,000 rainbows, 2.21 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Mayfield Reservoir, May 19 – 4,400 Rainbows, 2.20 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

Battle Ground Lake, May 18 – 3,013 rainbows, 2.42 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Horseshoe Lake, May 13 — 2,500 rainbows, 2.17 fish per pound; 18 rainbow, 0.11 fish per pound; and 83 rainbow, 0.34 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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