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2015 Columbia River Fishing Report




Anglers may use barbed hooks at Wind River, Drano Lake to fish for hatchery chinook and steelhead


Action: The barbless hook restriction is rescinded through June.  

Species affected: Chinook and steelhead

Location and effective dates:    

Wind River from the mouth (boundary line markers) upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls: April 24 through June 30;

Wind River from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to 800 yards downstream of Carson National Fish Hatchery (except closed waters from 400 feet below to 100 feet above Coffer Dam): May 1 through June 30;

Drano Lake from the mouth (Highway 14 Bridge) upstream to markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery:  April 24 through June 30.

Other information: All other permanent rules apply including only barbless hooks can be used when fishing for sturgeon.   

Anglers are reminded the night closure and anti-snagging rules will be in effect at Wind River above Shipherd Falls during the spring chinook season from May through June. When the anti-snagging rule is in effect, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. 

Reason for action:   Implements a public proposal recently approved during the 2015 North of Falcon Process.  Analysis based on recent years’ sampling showed few wild salmon and steelhead are typically handled from mid-March through June. Surplus hatchery-origin spring chinook are available for harvest. 

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.


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