Fishing report: May 10 – The Columbian


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By Columbian news services

Published: May 12, 2021, 10: 13pm

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on May 10.
Always check the WDFW website at for the latest fishing rules and regulations as seasons can change or close quickly if necessary.
Columbia River mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines near Cathlamet — Effective only Monday, Wednesday and Saturday through June 5, the daily limit is one and annual limit is two.
Retained fish must measure between 44-inches and 50-inches fork length.
On days open to retention, this fishery closes to all sturgeon fishing after 2 p.m., including catch and release fishing. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.
All other dates: Catch and release fishing only. Fishing for sturgeon at night is closed.

Columbia River tributaries
Drano Lake — As of Thursday, May 13 until further notice, open for salmon and steelhead fishing. Daily limit is two with one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Release wild steelhead. Lake remains closed to sport fishing on Wednesdays through June 30.
Fishery reports
Columbia River tributaries
Cowlitz River at Interstate-5 Bridge downstream — 41 bank rods had no catch; one boat/two rods had no catch.
Above Interstate-5 Bridge — 23 bank rods had no catch; three boats/seven rods had no catch.
Drano Lake — 15 bank rods had no catch; 116 boats/336 rods kept 86 Chinook and released two Chinook.
Kalama River — 61 bank rods had no catch; 28 boats/61 rods kept four Chinook, one jack and released one Chinook and one steelhead.

Klickitat River — 28 bank rods kept three Chinook and released four jacks.
Recent trout plants
Spearfish Lake, May 10 — 2,017 rainbow, 2.46 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.
Little Klickitat, May 10 — 615 rainbow, 2.46 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.
Horsethief Lake, May 10 — 1,272 rainbow, 2.51 fish per pound; 1,217 rainbow, 2.46 fish per pound from Goldendale Hatchery.
Klineline Pond, May 4 — 2,000 rainbow, 2.30 fish per pound from Vancouver Hatchery.

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