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Columbia River tributary fishing report for April 24-30

By Columbian staff, news services
Published: May 3, 2023, 3:49pm

Fishery reports, April 24-30

The Columbia River tributary sport fishing sampling summary for the week of April 24-30:


Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 26 bank rods had no catch; two boats/two rods kept one Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — 12 bank rods kept one steelhead. 3 boats/8 rods kept one steelhead and released two steelhead.

Kalama River — 21 bank rods had no catch; 23 boats/56 rods kept 13 Chinook and released two steelhead.

Lewis River — 48 bank rods kept one jack; 24 boats/62 rods kept 19 Chinook and one jack.

Wind River — 16 bank rods had no catch; 163 boats/479 rods kept 66 Chinook and released three Chinook and one jack.

Drano Lake — 70 bank rods kept five Chinook; 165 boats/428 rods kept 93 Chinook and released three Chinook.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Two bank rods had no catch.

Recent trout plants

April 26

Kress Lake — 2,800 brown trout, 2.80 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

April 28

Lake Sacajawea — 2,500 rainbow trout, 2.70 fish per pound from Mossyrock Hatchery.

May 1

Spearfish Lake — 3,000 rainbow trout, 2.50 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.