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Fishing Reports: February 22, 2016
NOW BOOKING FOR LATE WINTER STEELHEAD and SPRING CHINOOK SALMON!
Cowlitz River - River turbidity from past heavy rains and built up sediment in upstream reservoirs is slowly clearing. Late Winter Steelhead numbers are now becoming more prevalent with 133 hatchery Steelhead counted back to the hatcheries; look for numbers to increase as we enter March, with the run building thru to the late March/April peak. With an even stronger return of Cowlitz River Spring Chinook Salmon predicted this year, look for early Spring Chinook Salmon to enter the system during late March and peak during May.
COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING CHINOOK SALMON SEASON SET
After banner Spring Chinook returns in each of the past two years, the projected run of 299,200 adult fish for 2016 is still slightly above the recent 10-year average, said Ron Roler, WDFW Columbia River policy manager. However, while this year’s projected run of upriver fish is down by about 100,000 fish from last year, he said returns to some tributaries – notably the Cowlitz and Kalama rivers – show an increase this year.
“Salmon returns rise and fall from year to year, especially during the kind of cyclical ocean changes we’re seeing right now,” Roler said. “Even so, if this run comes in as projected, it will still be the ninth-largest return in more than 25 years. We’re expecting plenty of fish to support a great fishing season.”
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River flow is currently 14,400 cfs below Mayfield Dam with limited visibility and 20,400 cfs / 37.67' and falling at Castle Rock. River flows are subject to change at any given time.
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