Fishing Report, June 5by Terry Otto
The Columbian, June 5, 2019
Buoy 10 upstream to Chief Joseph Dam -- Effective June 1 until further notice,
barbless hooks are now voluntary for salmon and steelhead fisheries.
This weekend is a free fishing weekend in Washington. Anglers can fish Saturday and Sunday without having to buy a license. State parks are also free this weekend.
Angling for summer steelhead and spring Chinook jacks is open between Tongue Point and the I-5 Bridge, although fishing is very poor.
Angling for shad is open from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, and the fishing has been good.
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.
Walleye angling is good in the John Day Pool, and improving in the Bonneville Pool.
Panfish and bass are biting in local lakes
Trout fishing continues to be good in local lakes.
Columbia River Mainstem
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