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Cowlitz River at Barrier Dam, Late Oct. 2011

I sent in a big batch of photos for this week’s feature on the Cowlitz River at the Barrier Dam, but only one was printed due to the amount of space of the advertising (I’m not complaining — much — I LOVE me some advertisers!), so I held off on posting the pics from my 5th day in a row ... Read More »

Cowlitz River Reg Change Reminder

There’s a lot of confusion out on the river about limits. If you are in doubt, call the WDFW hotline, Region 5, to get the latest update, 360-966-6211. And if you are STILL in doubt, call the office, 360-696-6211. The real key to keeping up with the rules and regs changes is NOT to listen to the guy on the ... Read More »

A Bright Day on the Cowlitz

It was a good crowd on the river at the Barrier Dam today (unlike yesterday, what a mess!). There was a lot of action, but not too many keepers were hauled onto the banks today. There were a few exceptions to the rule, however. This, my friends, is what a bright and shining silver salmon looks like. (Just in case ... Read More »

The Fish That Got Away on the Cowlitz

12:09 p.m.

My son and I headed out to the Cowlitz River to try our luck for a few hours before of fishing before I had to meet deadline for the Outdoors section. (Monday holidays push The Chronicle Outdoors deadline to Thursdays.) I figured I had plenty of time. On the Cowlitz by 6:30 a.m. and off by 9:00 a.m., that was ... Read More »

Pinks (and More) in the Puyallup River


As much as I’d like to think I have the ability to become a Fish Whisperer … … as of yet, I fall well short of the mark. And I have a long, long line of experts in front of me. From these guys … … to these guys … … to these two guys … … my fishing partners ... Read More »

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