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‘Nookie News, Rule Changes

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First the bad news: ” … anglers will be required to release all Chinook beginning Sept. 22 in Grays Harbor Area 2-2 (east of the buoy 13 line) where the fishery will close for nearly a week the following day (Sept. 23). The salmon fishery will reopen Sept. 29 with a daily limit of three salmon, but anglers will be required to ... Read More »

10 Rules of Combat Fishing Etiquette

It takes a coordinated effort for an angler to land a fish along a long line of fisherman. When there is more than one fish on at a time, it becomes a ballet of skill and courtesy.

I spent several days in a on the Cowlitz this week. Some days I only worked my line for a few hours and other days I spent most of my time wading in and out of the water whenever someone hooked a fish and I saw a photo opportunity in the making. I started the week hunting fall Chinook (my ... Read More »

Chinook News: Areas Closed, Limits Raised

Fall Chinook, hen, Cowlitz River, Barrier Dam, Aug. 21, 2012

Two Chinook Limits Off Westport, Neah Bay Starting Aug. 17, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport and Neah Bay can keep up to two Chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit. All ocean areas are open to salmon fishing seven days a week. Wild coho must be released in all four areas.With that change, anglers will be ... Read More »

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 »

Fish! Coming Down!

“Fish! Coming down!” Words that never fail to turn my head, fill me with excitement and frustrate me, all at the same time (simply because I’m not the one yelling “Fish on!”). I counted 35 anglers in the water last night on our little stretch of the Cowlitz River at the Barrier Dam last night. When I took the photo ... Read More »

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