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Nov. 29, 2021

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Fishing report: Black Friday fishing event returns


Battle Ground Lake and Klineline Pond will be stocked with large rainbow trout as part of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual Black Friday fishing event.

Rowland Lake in western Klickitat County and Kress Lake in southern Cowlitz County also will receive some of the big fish.

The trout average 15 to 16 inches, and some weigh up to 3 pounds.

Battle Ground Lake is scheduled to get 2,000 trout. The trout will be stocked in the north portion of Rowland Lake, the part of the lake north of state Highway 14. Rowland Lake has a gravel boat ramp.

Swift Reservoir continues to produce easy catches of rainbow trout and landlocked coho and chinook salmon.

The reservoir’s water level has increased more than eight feet in the past week due to the heavy rains in the southern Cascades. The pool elevation is 989 feet, which is 11 feet below capacity. Boats can be launched at pool elevations of 975 feet or higher.

Be sure to read more about the Black Friday fishing event in The Columbian sports pages on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

Fishery reports

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for Nov. 15.

Always check the WDFW website at for the latest fishing rules and regulations as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.

Columbia River tributaries


Kalama River — 28 bank rods kept seven coho and released one Chinook and two coho; three boats/six rods kept six coho and released one coho.

Lewis River — 37 bank rods kept seven coho and released one coho; five boats/12 rods kept one Chinook, one coho and released one Chinook.

Creel sampling

From the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:


The Dalles Pool — Two boats/three rods with 10 walleye kept.

John Day Pool — 19 boats/42 rods with 91 walleye kept and 65 walleye released.