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Fishing report: Jan. 28

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. 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.

Updates

Salmon/Steelhead:

Columbia River mainstem

Buoy 10 upstream to the Interstate 5 Bridge — Through March 31, the daily limit is 6 with up to two adult salmon or two hatchery steelhead or one of retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead.

I-5 Bridge upstream to The Dalles Dam — Through March 31, 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.

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, The Dalles pools — No reports.

John Day pools — Two boats/six rods had no catch.

Sturgeon

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

Walleye

Bonneville, The Dalles pools — No reports.

John Day Pool — Two bank anglers had no catch; 35 boats/75 rods kept 41 walleye and released eight.

Salmon/Steelhead

Columbia River tributaries

Cowlitz River from I-5 Bridge downstream — 31 bank rods kept one steelhead; one boat/one rod had no catch.

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

Recent trout plants

Battle Ground Lake, Jan. 19 — 2,500 rainbow, 2.50 fish/pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Klineline Pond, Jan. 19 — 1,500 rainbow, 2.50 fish/pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

Kress Lake, Jan. 19 — 13 steelhead (adult winters), 0.10 fish/pound from Kalama Falls Hatchery.

Horseshoe Lake, Jan. 20 — 60 steelhead (adult winters), 0.10 fish/pound from Merwin Dam FCF Hatchery.

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