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Fishing the Cowlitz River is still going strong. We are still seeing some
nice spring Chinook. Adults and Jacks are being caught yet. Summer run steel head
are also coming in. We are getting steel head up here at the Barrier Dam also.

We are seeing some nice sized ones. A 19lb. steel head was caught at Barrier 3 nights
ago. Average coming from Blue Creek is 10 to 15lb. A lot of boats starting to fish
Blue Creek now. A variety of fishing is being done. Boats are free drifting, pulling
plugs,or bait and diver. Sand shrimp,eggs,and looney coonies has been the bait of choice
right now. Bank fishermen are using jig and bobber,topping their jig off with a piece
of bait,corkie and yarn,some are just drifting sand shrimp. A variety of colors are being

For the month of June and July you can use barbed hooks on the Cowlitz. The new fishing
regulation books are out. Stop by your nearest dealer and get one.
The 4th of July week end we are having free fishing for the kids here at the Barrier Dam
Campground. So bring your kids in and let them catch a fish. All gear is provided.

Take a day relax and go fishing.


Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

June 18, 2016