Fishermen fishing the Cowlitz are catching nice fish. Pressure has let up since Labor Day.
I know a lot of the boats are on the lower river. They are catching big fall Chinook this year. They are also catching silvers at the mouth of the Toutle.
We have big fall kings all the way up to the Barrier Dam. If you like bait,they are using a lot of sand shrimp and eggs. Some days the Cowlitz cocktail is the way to go (shrimp and eggs together) Also several are using corky and yarn. A variety of colors are being used.
If your fishing nights at Blue Creek glo corkies are being used. They are catching a lot of steel head down there yet. We are seeing limits of steel head. The steel head limit is three.
If you catch a steel head with the tag in be sure to bring it in. That is our recycling program.
Our water is still low so be aware of that.
The lakes above have been doing good also. Swafford Pond is also doing good for bass,cat fish and blue gills.
We have a variety of fishing in the area so take a day relax and go fishing.
Barrier Dam Campground
Sept 19, 2015