Fishing the Cowlitz River is still doing good. The freezing weather has slowed the crowds down. Kind of frustrating when the eyes on your rod and your reel freezes.
Silvers are still coming in. We are seeing a few bigger ones now. Twitching jigs with a piece of sand shrimp or a looney cooney tail has been the most popular.
We are seeing winter run steel head now. Most coming from Blue Creek area. Yesterday there was a 24lb. steel head taken out of a boat. A father and son came in with 2 yesterday and saw 6 others on the bank. They were using the looney cooney shrimp. The pressure in the Blue Creek area has been light.
Our water is still running high at this time. The fishermen tell me you have to adjust to high water and you will catch fish.
Dec. 1st night fishing opened at Barrier Dam. At 10:00 p.m. you have to have your vechicle out of there. Hasn't been many fishing nights. Too cold.
Take a day and relax and go fishing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Barrier Dam Campground
December 4, 2014