Fishing report 11/29

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter



Salmon fishing is done until spring and it’s too early for very many winter steelhead.

Streamflows have improved this week with the Washougal at Hathaway Park down to 1,200 cubic feet per second on Wednesday and the East Fork of the Lewis at 1,020 cfs.

The North Lewis was flowing a nice 5,490 cfs, while the Cowlitz at Mayfield Dam was a moderate-high 14,200.

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

Cowlitz — Eleven bank rods with two adult coho kept and one jack coho released. (WDFW)

North Fork Lewis — Three boaters with three adult chinook released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Thirty-four bank rods with one steelhead released; 21 boaters with one steelhead released. (WDFW)

Klineline Pond — Forty-five bank rods on Black Friday with 71 rainbow trout kept and 11 released. (WDFW)

Mid-Columbia — John Day River mouth, one bank rod with one wild steelhead released. (ODFW)

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