Fishing report 2/14

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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The prospecting for spring chinook continues in the lower Columbia downstream of Interstate 5. A flight on Saturday tallied 16 boats and almost 100 bank rods.

Water temperature at Bonneville Dam is 40 degrees. The flow at Bonneville has been about 150,000 cubic feet per second and the visibility on Monday was 3.5 feet.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports two hatchery spring chinook have been caught between Portland Harbor and the Sellwood Bridge in the lower Willamette River.

Battle Ground Lake was planted with 3,000 rainbow trout and Klineline Pond with 1,500 last week.

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

Lower Columbia — Longview to Portland, 48 bank rods with no spring chinook or steelhead; 77 boaters with two legal sturgeon kept plus eight sublegals released. (ODFW)

Woodland, three bank rods with no spring chinook or steelhead. (WDFW)

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

Longview, three bank rods with no salmon or steelhead. (WDFW)

Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, five boaters with no spring chinook or steelhead; one boater with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Portland boats, 20 boaters with no spring chinook. (ODFW)

Camas-Washougal, two bank rods with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, sturgeon retention is now closed. The numbers from last week were 147 boaters with 31 legal sturgeon kept along with eight legal, three oversize and 420 sublegals released; 53 bank rods with four legal sturgeon kept and 26 sublegals released; one bank rod with no bass. (WDFW)

The Dalles, 29 boaters with two legal sturgeon kept plus one legal and 22 sublegals released; 30 bank rods with one oversize and three sublegals released; 11 bank rods and one boater with no steelhead; nine boaters with four walleye kept. (WDFW)

John Day pool, 92 boaters with three legal sturgeon kept plus one oversize and 11 sublegals released; 25 bank rods with no sturgeon; 13 boaters with two steelhead kept and one released; 33 boaters with three walleye kept and two released. (WDFW)

John Day River backwater, 13 boaters with two steelhead kept and one released. (ODFW)

Cowlitz — Six bank rods with two steelhead and one cutthroat trout released. (WDFW)

Washougal — Thirty-seven boaters with two hatchery steelhead kept plus two hatchery and five wild steelhead released; 51 bank rods with one hatchery and four wild steelhead released. (WDFW)

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