SW WA Fishing Report (11-1-10)

(REPORT COURTESY BIOLOGIST JOE HYMER)

SALMON/STEELHEAD

Cowlitz River – Though coho are still being caught throughout the lower river, the best checks last week were from the barrier dam area.

Last week, Tacoma Power recovered 10,198 coho adults, 434 jacks, 756 fall Chinook adults, 50 jacks, 178 summer-run steelhead, one winter-run steelhead, and 104 sea-run cutthroat trout during seven days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the week, Tacoma Power employees released 1,405 coho adults, 191 jacks, 396 fall Chinook adults and 41 jacks into Lake Scanewa, 1,176 coho adults and 41 jacks into the upper Cowlitz River at the Skate Creek Bridge in Packwood, 166 coho adults, 10 jacks, 54 fall Chinook adults, and one jack into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek, and 579 coho adults, 42 jacks, six fall Chinook adults, and three cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,500 cubic feet per second on Monday November 1 and will rise to 9,700 cubic feet per second this week.

Kalama and Lewis rivers – Anglers were catching some coho while releasing some fall chinook.

Washougal River – Light effort and catch.

Klickitat River – Bank anglers on the lower river are catching some coho.

Lower Columbia mainstem below Bonneville Dam – We sampled 11 salmonid bank and 19 boat (8 boats) anglers from Bonneville Dam downstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line with no catch.

Bonneville Pool – Boat anglers are doing well for coho at the mouth of the Klickitat.

STURGEON

Lower Columbia mainstem from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam – We sampled 433 sturgeon bank anglers from Bonneville Dam downstream to the Wauna powerlines with 36 legals kept.  All the legals were kept just below the dam.  In addition, we sampled 65 sturgeon boat anglers (31 boats) with 8 legals kept.  The legals were kept from Kalama upstream.

WALLEYE

Lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam – The few boat anglers sampled in the Camas/Washougal area had kept one walleye.

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