Fishing report Swift Reservoir stocked with 50000 rainbow

first_imgSwift Reservoir has been stocked with 50,000 rainbow trout and is ready for Saturday’s opener.The trout are about 2.5 fish per pound. The water elevation is 995 feet, so the reservoir is within five feet of full pool.Swift no longer opens in late April. The delayed start is to give more time for young salmon and steelhead originating from the upper North Fork of the Lewis River to make it to the fish collector at the dam before angling begins.Here’s one tip from four decades of fishing at Swift: Bring along some worms. They often seem to outperform Power Bait, white corn, Gulp grubs, Fire Corn and eggs when trolling at the lake.Summer is here in the lower Columbia River, signaled by huge shad counts at Bonneville Dam and an increasing number of steelhead being caught downstream of Longview.The commercials fished Wednesday night in the lower Columbia from Beacon Rock to the coast for spring chinook.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Tongue Point to Wauna power lines, seven boaters with one adult spring chinook and one jack kept plus one adult chinook released. (ODFW)Estuary, three bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Cathlamet, 33 bank rods with one adult spring chinook and three steelhead kept plus four chinook and one steelhead released; six boaters with one jack chinook kept plus one adult spring chinook and one steelhead released. (WDFW)last_img read more