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Fishing Report, January 2

by Terry Otto
The Columbian, January 2, 2020

An adult steelhead sees its impending fate in a fisherman's net. The Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the I-5 bridge, open to the retention of hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook. From the I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam, open for hatchery steelhead.

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia upstream to Bonneville Dam, but remains an option for catch and release.

Fishing for white sturgeon is open above Bonneville Dam.

A few winter steelhead are entering the Columbia River tributaries.

Lowland lakes have been well-stocked with catchable and some large brood trout, and are fishing very well.

A few crappie are being caught at Silver Lake. Fishing for all other warm water species is slow.


Columbia Mainstem

The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume in February.

Columbia River Tributaries

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Terry Otto
Fishing Report, January 2
The Columbian, January 2, 2020

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