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Fishing report: Jan. 14

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 Jan. 12.

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/Steelhead:

Columbia River mainstem

Buoy 10 upstream to the Interstate-5 Bridge — Effective through March 31, the daily limit is six. Up to two adult salmon or two hatchery steelhead or one of each may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.

I-5 Bridge upstream to The Dalles Dam — Effective 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 — Effective through March 31, the daily limit is one hatchery steelhead. Release all salmon and wild steelhead.

Salmon/Steelhead:

Columbia River tributaries

Klickitat River from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge — Effective through January 31, the salmon daily limit is six with up to three adults may be retained.

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 43-inch fork length, maximum size 54-inch fork length. Daily limit one, annual limit two fish. Catch and release allowed when closed to retention. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Fishery reports

Steelhead

Bonneville Pool — No report.

The Dalles Pool — No report.

John Day Pool — One boat/three rods kept one steelhead and released one steelhead.

Sturgeon

John Day Pool — 37 estimated harvest of 105 guideline (35 percent of guideline).

Walleye

Bonneville Pool — No report.

The Dalles Pool — No report.

John Day Pool — 26 boats/59 rods kept 121 walleye and released 12 walleye.

Salmon/Steelhead

Columbia River tributaries

Cowlitz River – I-5 Bridge downstream — 24 bank rods kept one steelhead and released one steelhead.

Above the I-5 Bridge — 30 bank rods had no catch; 11 boats/31 rods kept five steelhead and released two cutthroat.

Recent trout plants

Battle Ground Lake, Jan. 4 — 1,500 rainbow, 2.5 fish/pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, Jan. 4 — 1,500 rainbow, 2.5 fish/pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Horseshoe Lake, Jan. 4 — 25 rainbow at 0.12 fish/pound from Goldendale Hatchery; 50 rainbow at 0.25 fish/pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

Kress Lake, Jan. 5 — 2,000 rainbow, 2.4 fish/pound from Goldendale Hatchery.

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