Fishing report, May 2

first_img Terry Otto Columbian staff writer Columbia tributariesCowlitz River — I-5 Bridge downstream: 22 bank rods kept one steelhead. Above the I-5 Bridge: 11 bank rods had no catch; 13 boats/34 rods released one Chinook.Kalama River — 32 bank anglers had no catch. 13 boats/26 rods released one steelhead; 15 adult Chinook have returned to the hatchery as of April 29th.Lewis River — Little to no effort during the current steelhead season. One bank angler had no catch.Wind River — Muddy Columbia River water is depressing the fishing. 18 boats/31 rods kept six Chinook and released one Chinook. Follow Spring Chinook angling is open on the Columbia River through Sunday from Tower Island power lines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville Dam and Tower Island power lines.Spring Chinook angling is open on the Willamette River, but catches have been slowed by river conditions.White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch-and-release fishing. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries took effect May 1.White sturgeon retention will be open from Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna powerlines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during May 13 through June 5. Drano Lake — Effort has been ramping up each week, and catches are improving. Bank anglers are struggling, but the boats have been producing some fish; 80 boats/174 rods kept 40 Chinook.Klickitat River — Four bank anglers kept one steelhead.TroutHorsethief Lake — 15 anglers kept 30 Rainbow trout and released four.Rowland Lake — 37 anglers kept 108 Rainbow trout and released 68.Spearfish Lake — Eight anglers kept 22 Rainbow trout and released 3.Carlise Lake — 55 anglers kept 34 Rainbow trout and released 224.Mineral Lake — 88 anglers kept 189 Rainbow trout and released 239.Battle Ground Lake — Planted with 3,000 cutthroat trout at 2.5 per pound on April 24.Klineline Pond — Planted with 2,110 cutthorat at 2.5 per pound on April 24.Horseshoe Lake — Planted with 3,000 rainbow trout at 2.1 per pound on April 22.Sacajawea Lake — Planted with 10,000 rainbow trout at 2.8 per pound on April 26.WalleyeThe Dalles Pool — Weekly checking showed eight walleye kept for six boats (22 anglers).John Day Pool — Weekly checking showed one walleye kept for six boats (12 anglers). Share: Follow The Columbian on Instagram By Terry Otto, Columbian staff writer Published: May 1, 2019, 9:56pm [email protected] Trout anglers fishing the lowland lakes opener last Saturday did well, in spite of blustery conditions. Overall trout fishing is good.Drano Lake is producing fair catches of spring Chinook.Walleye fishing is poor in the Columbia due to river conditions.Salmon/SteelheadLower Columbia mainstemWarrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam — 48 salmonid boats and 89 Washington bank rods were tallied during last Saturdays flight count.Bonneville — 135 bank anglers kept nine adult spring Chinook and released 1. 3 boats/4 anglers had no catch.Camas/Washougal — four boats/11 anglers had no catch.I-5 — Two bank anglers had no catch. Eight boats/20 anglers had no catch.Vancouver — 15 bank anglers had no catch.Bonneville Pool — Weekly checking showed no catch for 22 bank anglers.The Dalles Pool — Weekly checking showed no catch for 12 bank anglers; and no catch for one boat (two anglers). Share: Fishing report, May 2 By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: GOlast_img

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