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WA
United States
45° 57' 31.6368" N, 122° 48' 33.4656" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife - Craig Bartlett
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Fishing Report
December 12, 2014

Steelhead fishing on the Upper Columbia River continues to be productive for anglers braving the cold and putting in the time to land nice fish.

WDFW district fish biologist Travis Maitland reports that although steelheading has not been “red hot” recently, there are decent fish being landed by the hardy and tenacious. In late November, Maitland watched an angler pull steelie from the pool behind Rocky Reach Dam that measured 38 inches and weighed 15 pounds.

The mainstem Columbia River from Rock Island Dam to 400 feet below Chief Joseph Dam and portions of several tributaries (Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan, Similkameen rivers) are currently open to hatchery steelhead fishing until further notice. Anglers must wild steelhead, but retain hatchery fish (marked by a clipped adipose fin) to help increase the proportion of natural-origin steelhead on the spawning grounds. The catch limit is two hatchery steelhead per day.

All anglers must possess a valid fishing license and a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement. The season can close at any time due to impacts on natural origin steelhead, as noted on WDFW’s website.

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Fishing Report Provided by Hooked On Fishing Guide Service - David
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Fishing Report
September 5, 2014

Fishing around Buoy 10 has been amazing the last few weeks. YBC fish flash and whole herring has been getting the job done. Limits have been taken every trip.

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