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Fishing the Cowlitz has improved somewhat. Pressure on the river is still low, but the guys putting their time in are getting fish.

We are starting to see some of our second run of steelhead. The 5 to 8 pounders. Nice and bright fish. We even had our first spring Chinook come in yesterday. He also caught a 5lb. steelhead. The picture is hanging on the
board. He was a happy guy.

The Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery got their first spring Chinook in last week. The smelt are in the lower river now so we could start seeing a few more early salmon. They usually follow the smelt in.

The sportsmen get two Saturdays to dip smelt. Today the 7th was the first Sat. and next Sat. the 14th of Feb. is the last dip. Your limit is 10lbs.

Most of the fishing has been Blue Creek area. The last three days more guys have started fishing Barrier Dam. Most of the boaters are putting in at Blue Creek. Right now a variety of tackle and bait are being used.

Take a day and relax and go fishing.



Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

February 7, 2015