Fishing the Cowlitz is starting to get better. We are seeing and hearing of more steelhead now. Most of the action is Blue Creek area. We did have a boat come in from I-5 area with 3 nice steelhead. So there are fish coming.
A few guys are starting to fish Barrier Dam now. We have heard of a spring Chinook caught here and there. It's getting that time of year.
Of course now we have the Washington rains. Our water on the upper Cowlitz is fine so far. From Salmon Creek down has got some color. Jig and bobber topped off with a piece of sand shrimp has been good for bank fishermen. A variety of colors are being used. We are also starting to sell Loony Coony;s now.
Boaters are using them with a diver. Anglers did good on smelt dipping last Sat. They did extend smelt dipping for one more Sat. March 8th. That's a good sign spring Chinook usually follow the smelt in.
The best area for trout is South County Park in Toledo. Anglers are still getting limits.
Take a day and relax and go fishing. (Take your rain gear)
Barrier Dam Campground
March 7, 2014