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Fishing Report for Feb. 20

by Craig Hill
The Olympian, February 20, 2015

Cleaned Fall Chinook RIVERS

CHEHALIS: Steelhead are biting.

COLUMBIA: Bank and boat anglers are catching some steelhead at The Dalles Pool, but most are wild and must be released according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Bank anglers are catching steelhead at John Day Pool. Anglers are catching sturgeon from boats at the Bonneville and The Dalles pools and from the bank in the John Day Pool. Walleye are also biting in all three pools.

COWLITZ: According to the Feb. 9-15 sampling by the WDFW, eight boat anglers kept four steelhead, and 12 bank anglers came up empty. The Cowlitz has closed to smelt fishing. This week Tacoma Power recovered 28 coho adults and 67 winter-run steelhead.

LEWIS: Looking like a good place to try for steelhead.

SKOOKUMCHUCK: Steelhead are biting, according to several reports.

TILTON: Tacoma Power released 11 coho and 13 winter-run steelhead at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

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Craig Hill
Fishing Report for Feb. 20
The Olympian, February 20, 2015

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