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Fishing on the Cowlitz is still going good. Coho are still coming in. We are seeing a winter run steel head now and then. Bank and boat fishermen are getting limits of coho. The limit on salmon is 6. Out of that 6 you can keep 2 fall Chinook.

Twitching jigs is the most popular for bankers. A variety of colors are being used. Boat fishermen are using bait divers with herring or pulling plugs. A few are using sand shrimp and eggs. Spinners also have been productive.

The hatchery has taken in 87,000 Coho so far. Seems good to have fish in the river. Remember it's barbless, hatchery fish only and you need to have the salmon, steelhead endorsement.

Mayfield lake, Riffe lake, and Swofford Pond are also doing good. We have a variety of fishing in the area. Bundle up, take a day and go fishing.

Everyone have a nice turkey day.




Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

Octoberber 18, 2014