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The Cowlitz River is getting fishable. As of this morning the river is 9320 cfs. The color is getting better but until the lakes above us clear we'll still have the murky color.

A few fishermen starting to fish now. Both Barrier and Blue Creek. I'm hearing of more fish being caught at Blue Creek. Yesterday a big rainbow (9lbs.) came in from Barrier. Probably came down from Mayfield in the high water. He caught it down by the ramp. Nice looking fish.

They are using mostly jigs and glo corkies with a lot of scent right now. A variety of colors are being used.

A few boats have been fishing Blue Creek area.

The hatchery took 15 winter run steel head in last week. Also 90 coho adults.
I will keep you updated on the fishing.


Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

Jan 9, 2016