Fishing on the Cowlitz is still going strong.
Effective May 17th until further notice, they have increased the salmon daily limit to 3 adults. The daily limit on salmon is 6. No more than 3 adults can be retained out of the 6. The limit on steelhead is still 3.
Also effective May 17th the 2 pole endorsement increases upstream to 400 feet or posted markers below the barrier dam. You do have to purchase the 2 pole endorsement.
Pressure on the Cowlitz has been heavy. Many limits are being caught. Bank fishermen are using a lot of jig and bobber topping their jigs off with a looney cooney tail,a piece of sand shrimp or a piece of tuna belly. Some are just drifting bait. Of course corky and yarn is popular. A great variety of colors are being used.
Boaters are doing a variety of fishing. The water is low so some have gone to plugs, some using a tuna belly or sardine wrap. Free drifting shrimp and eggs or back bouncing bait is also been good.
The lakes, Mayfield and Riffe are starting to pick up. They are catching cat fish in Swafford
We have a variety of fishing in the area so take a day relax and go fishing.
Don't forget Memorial Week End we have free fishing for the kids here at the campground.
Barrier Dam Campground
May 16, 2015