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Fishing report: Feb. 11

The Columbian
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Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Feb. 9.

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.

Updates

Salmon/Steelehead:

Columbia River mainstem

Buoy 10 upstream to the Interstate-5 bridge — Through March 31 the daily limit is six with up to two adult salmon or two hatchery steelhead or one of each. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.

I-5 bridge upstream to The Dalles Dam — Through March 31 the daily limit is two hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon and wild steelhead.

The Dalles Dam upstream to Highway 395 bridge at Pasco — Through March 31 the daily limit is one hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon and wild steelhead.

Sturgeon:

Columbia River mainstem

Columbia River, from Buoy 10 upstream to John Day Dam including adjacent tributaries — Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Columbia River, John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam — White sturgeon open for retention fishing until annual quota is met. Minimum size is 43-inch fork length, maximum size 54-inch fork length. Daily limit is one, and annual limit is two fish. Catch and release allowed when closed to retention. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Fishery reports

Lower Columbia mainstem from Portland to Longview — Eight salmonid boats and 13 Washington bank rods were tallied during the Feb. 6 effort count.

Salmon/Steelhead:

Columbia River mainstem

Vancouver — One boat/one rod had no catch

Woodland — 12 bank anglers had no catch.

Kalama — One bank angler had no catch.

Salmon/Steelhead:

Columbia River tributaries

Cowlitz River – Interstate-5 bridge downstream — 149 bank rods kept four steelhead; three boats/seven rods kept one steelhead.

Above the I-5 bridge — 53 bank rods kept four steelhead; 14 boats/49 rods kept five steelhead and released one steelhead.

Kalama River — Five bank anglers had no catch; one boat/two rods had no catch.

Sturgeon

John Day Pool — 50 estimated harvest of 105 guideline (48 percent of guideline).

Walleye

Bonneville Pool — Two boats/four rods kept two walleye

The Dalles pools — One bank angler had no catch; one boat/two rods had no catch.

John Day Pool — 11 boats/20 rods kept one walleye and released six.

Recent trout plants

Klineline Pond, Feb. 1 — 1,500 rainbow, 2.40 fish/pound from Vancouver hatchery.

Battle Ground Lake, Feb. 1 — 3,000 rainbow, 2.40 fish/pound from Vancouver hatchery.

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