Spearfish and Rowland lakes in the Columbia Gorge each were stocked recently with about 120 large broodstock rainbow trout. Kress Lake near Kalama has been planted with 3,000 catchable-size rainbows.
Some small commercial landings of smelt were reported from the lower Columbia last week.
Angler checks from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW):
Lower Columbia — Longview, one bank rod with no sturgeon. (WDFW)
Vancouver, three bank rods with no sturgeon; eight boaters with seven sublegals released. (WDFW)
North Bonneville, one bank rod with no sturgeon. (WDFW)
Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 58 bank rods with five legal sturgeon kept and 83 sublegals released; nine boaters with five legal sturgeon kept plus 11 legal and 84 sublegals released; three boaters with no walleye. (WDFW)
The Dalles pool, 47 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept plus one oversize and five sublegals released; 29 boaters with four legal sturgeon kept plus one legal, three oversize and 62 sublegals released; eight boaters with five steelhead kept and three wild steelhead released. (WDFW)
John Day pool, 23 bank rods with no sturgeon; 10 boaters with one oversize and two sublegal sturgeon released; one boater with no walleye. (WDFW)
Cowlitz — Fifty-seven bank rods with eight steelhead kept and four released; 13 boaters with six steelhead kept and one released. All the catch was near the trout hatchery. (WDFW)
Streamflows on Wednesday at Mayfield Dam were a high 9,400 cubic feet per second.