Fishing report 12/22

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Lacamas and Rowland lakes, plus Klineline Pond, have been planted with rainbow trout recently.

Lacamas got 8,500 fish averaging almost a half-pound, while Klineline got 2,500 standard-size rainbow. Rowland Lake, east of Bingen in Klickitat County, got 640 rainbows averaging more than a pound.

Sturgeon angling in terrible in the lower Columbia.

Steelhead fishing is good for boaters near Cowlitz Trout Hatchery and fair near the salmon hatchery on the North Fork of the Lewis River.

Streamflows continue at very low levels.The East Fork Lewis at Heisson was 253 cubic feet per second on Wednesday, while the North Fork Lewis at Ariel was at 2100.

Normal flows for the date are 971 in the East Fork and 7,280 in the North Fork.

Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:

Lower Columbia — Longview, one bank rod with no sturgeon; two bank rods with one steelhead kept. (WDFW)

Kalama, two bank rods with no steelhead. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, five Washington bank rods with no steelhead; two boaters with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Deer Island to Portland, 33 anglers with two sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Longview to Portland, six Oregon bank rods with no sturgeon. (ODFW)

Davis Bar to Portland airport tower, four bank rods with one sublegal sturgeon released; four boaters with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Camas-Washougal, two bank and four boaters with no steelhead; one boater and one bank rod with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

North Bonneville, six bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Mid-Columbia — John Day arm, four boats with two steelhead kept and four released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz — Sixty boaters with 47 steelhead kept and four released; 110 bank rods with 26 steelhead and 15 cutthroat trout kept plu two adult coho, one steelhead and nine cutthroat trout released. (WDFW)

Kalama — Thirty-four bank rods with one steelhead kept plus four steelhead and one jack coho released; two boaters with no catch. (WDFW)

Lewis — Fifteen bank rods with four steelhead kept. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Thirty-seven bank rods with 16 steelhead kept; six boaters with one adult fall chinook released. (WDFW)

Battle Ground Lake — Five anglers with three rainbow trout kept and one released. (WDFW)

Klineline Pond — Twenty-seven bank rods with 32 rainbow trout kept. (WDFW)

Rowland Lake — Four anglers with nine rainbow trout kept. (WDFW)