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Cowlitz River Fishing Report (2/4/13)

Cowlitz River, Blue Creek, Dec. 2012

Last week Tacoma Power recovered just six winter-run steelhead, 17 coho adults and four jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. Last week’s count was 12 winter-run steelhead and the week before that 24 steelhead came through the separator. The count has gone nowhere but down over the last several weeks. We are still looking for ... 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 »

Pinks (and More) in the Puyallup River

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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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