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Fishing report, May 10

By , Columbian staff writer
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White sturgeon retention will be open from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Wauna powerlines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during May 14 through June 4.

White sturgeon retention is closed from Wauna powerlines upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch and released fishing. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries took effect May 1.

The McNary Pool is open to the retention of legal white sturgeon through July 31. Anglers are reminded that spawning sanctuaries took effect May 1.

Walleye angling is good in The Dalles and John Day Pools.

Trout fishing is excellent in Southwest Washington lowlands lakes.

Salmon, steelhead

Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) — 45 adult spring Chinook and one jack spring Chinook kept, plus one jack spring Chinook released for 124 bank anglers.

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) — 18 adult spring Chinook and two jack spring Chinook kept, plus three adult spring Chinook released for 37 boats (101 anglers).

John Day Pool (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam) — Five adult spring Chinook kept for 26 bank anglers; and 19 adult spring Chinook kept, plus four adult spring Chinook released for 50 boats (130 anglers).

Trout

Several lakes continue to produce excellent tout fishing. These include Rowland Lake, Icehouse Lake, Battle Ground Lake, and Horseshoe Lake. Fishing has slowed a little at Klineline Pond.

Sturgeon

The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) — Closed for retention. Weekly checking showed two sublegal and one legal white sturgeon released for two boats (seven anglers).

Walleye

The Dalles Pool — 205 walleye kept, plus 22 walleye released for 66 boats (174 anglers).

John Day Pool — Two walleye kept for one bank angler; and 191 walleye kept, plus 14 walleye released for 46 boats (102 anglers).

Horseshoe Lake — This lake in the Columbia River Gorge is producing good numbers of walleye.

Bass, Panfish

Lacamas Lake — Anglers have been taking some very nice bass in Lacamas Lake as the water warms. Bass to 5 pounds have been reported.

Vancouver Lake — Anglers are catching good numbers of panfish, including bluegill and pumpkinseed. There are also some bass being caught.

Silver Lake: — Crappie and bass are beginning to bite at this shallow lake. Beginning July 1 anglers will be allowed to keep grass carp. The fish have reportedly grown to 20 pounds or more.

Mayfield Lake — Fishing for tiger musky is picking up as the water warms.

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers meet May 14

The Clark-Skamania Flyfishers will hold their monthly meeting on Monday May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas.

Columbian staff writer
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