Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on April 26.
Always check the WDFW website at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing for the latest fishing rules and regulations as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.
Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam — Through May 5, the daily limit is six, with no more than two adults may be retained of which no more than one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.
The Dalles Dam upstream to the Washington/Oregon border — Through May 5, daily limit is six with no more than two adults may be retained of which no more than one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.
Columbia River, from Buoy 10 upstream to the Wauna Powerlines, near Cathlamet — Effective only Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, May 10 to June 5, daily limit is one, annual limit is two.
Retained fish must measure between 44 inches and 50 inches fork length.
On days open to retention, this fishery closes to all sturgeon fishing after 2 p.m., including catch and release. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
All other dates are catch and release only with no night fishing.
Columbia River tributaries
Cowlitz River – Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 143 bank rods kept one steelhead and released two Chinook jacks, two steelhead and one cutthroat.
Above the I-5 Bridge — 60 bank rods kept seven steelhead and released five Chinook, one steelhead and 14 cutthroat; 10 boats/23 rods kept two steelhead and released one Chinook and two steelhead.
Kalama River — 69 bank rods released two steelhead; 31 boats/73 rods kept 12 Chinook, three jacks and released five steelhead.
Lewis River — 95 bank rods kept seven Chinook and released one jack; 24 boats/50 rods kept 15 Chinook, three jacks, one cutthroat and released two jacks, two steelhead and one cutthroat.
Drano Lake — 27 bank Kept one Chinook; 122 boats/298 rods kept 48 Chinook and released three Chinook.
Klickitat River — Seven bank rods had no catch.
Recent trout plants
Spearfish Lake — 6,162 rainbow, 2.48 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.
Rowland Lake — 7,972 rainbow, 2.48 fish per pound; and 998 rainbow, 2.35 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.
Mineral Lake — 10,220 rainbow, 2.80 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.
Horseshoe Lake — 2,000 brown trout, 2.40 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.
Lake Sacajawea — 1,064 rainbow, 2.80 fish per pound; 1,375 rainbow, 2.50 per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery; 130 rainbow, 0.29 per pound, and 30 rainbow, 0.15 per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.