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Washington Columbia River tributary fishing summary May 8-14


The Columbia River tributary sport fishing sampling summary for the week of May 8-14:


Cowlitz River from Interstate 5 bridge downstream — 44 bank rods kept one Chinook; four boats/15 rods kept two Chinook.

Cowlitz River above the I-5 bridge — Two bank rods had no catch.

Kalama River — 89 bank rods kept two Chinook; 33 boats/78 rods kept 11 Chinook and released one steelhead.

Lewis River — Four bank rods had no catch; two boats/three rods had no catch.

Wind River — 19 bank rods released one Chinook; 187 boats/626 rods kept 302 Chinook, six jacks and released seven Chinook.

Drano Lake — 39 bank rods kept four Chinook; 207 boats/645 rods kept 271 Chinook and two jacks.

Klickitat River below Fisher Hill Bridge — Five bank rods kept one Chinook.

Recent trout plants

May 8

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

May 11

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

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