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Fishing Report, May 16

by Terry Otto
The Columbian, May 16, 2018

Steelhead make their final push to the headwaters of the Clearwater and Salmon rivers during spring, which concentrates them in the upper tributaries. Columbia River angling for summer steelhead and spring Chinook jacks is now open between Tongue Point and the I-5 Bridge.

Angling for shad will be open from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam.

White sturgeon retention is open from Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna powerlines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 14 through June 4.

White sturgeon retention is closed from Wauna powerlines upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch and release fishing. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries are in effect.

The McNary Pool is open to the retention of legal white sturgeon through July 31.

Walleye angling is good in The Dalles Pool and excellent in the John Day Pool.


Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream -- 199 bank rods kept one steelhead and released one adult Chinook and one steelhead; 49 boat rods kept three adult Chinook.

Cowlitz River upstream from the I-5 Bridge -- 133 bank rods kept 18 adult and one jack Chinook and one steelhead; 34 boat rods kept three adult Chinook and three steelhead.

Kalama River -- 92 bank anglers kept two adult and one jack Chinook and two steelhead and released one steelhead; 51 boat anglers kept seven adult Chinook and 1one steelhead.

Mainstem Lewis River -- Five bank rods and one boat angler had no catch.

North Fork Lewis River -- 29 bank rods kept one adult Chinook; six boat rods kept one adult Chinook.

Lower Wind River -- 15 bank rods kept one adult Chinook; 683 boat rods kept 184 adult and eight jack Chinook and released seven adult Chinook and one steelhead.

Upper Wind River -- One bank angler had no catch.

Drano Lake -- 39 bank rods kept two adult Chinook; 697 boat rods kept 230 adult and two jack Chinook and released 11 adult Chinook.

Klickitat River -- 25 bank anglers kept two adult Chinook.

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Related Pages:
Fisheries Managers Forecast 'Unprecedentedly Low' Summer Steelhead by George Plaven, East Oregonian, 5/22/17

Terry Otto
Fishing Report, May 16
The Columbian, May 16, 2018

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