Fishing report 1/17

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter



Six Southwest Washington lakes have been stocked with trout to provide winter fishing opportunities.

In Clark County, Klineline Pond got 1,840 standard-size rainbows, 1,500 half-pounders, 72 5-pounders and 28 10-pounders and Battle Ground Lake got 1,840 standard rainbows, 1,500 half-pounders, 78 5-pounders and 22 10-pounders.

In Skamania County, Kidney Lake received 1,000 half-pounders and 58 10-pounders; Ice House Lake was planted with 750 standard-size trout along with 28 5-pounders and 17 10-pounders and Little Ash Lake got 920 standard-size rainbow.

Rowland Lake in Klickitat County between Bingen and Lyle was stocked with 28 5-pounders and 64 10-pounders.

Sturgeon catches remain slow in the Bonneville pool. The water temperature at Bonneville Dam is 40 degrees.

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

Lower Columbia — Longview to Portland, 61 boaters with seven sublegal sturgeon released. (ODFW)

Vancouver, nine boaters with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

Camas, one boater and one bank rod with no sturgeon. (WDFW)

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

Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 74 boaters with 10 legal sturgeon kept plus one legal, three oversize and 353 sublegals released; 53 bank rods with one legal and 10 sublegals released.

The Dalles pool, 16 boaters with one oversize and 10 sublegal sturgeon released; 25 bank rods with one legal sturgeon kept and two sublegals released; four boaters with two walleye. (WDFW)

John Day pool, seven boaters with three walleye. (WDFW)

Washougal — Twenty-five boaters with seven hatchery steelhead kept plus four hatchery and 12 wild steelhead released; 45 bank rods with one hatchery steelhead kept plus one hatchery and one wild steelhead released. (WDFW)

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