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Fishing on the Cowlitz River is still doing good. The limit on steelhead has been increased to 3 hatchery fish now. We are seeing limits. Bank fishermen are still using a lot of jig and bobber, topping it off with a little piece of bait, corky and yarn, if you like spoons little Cleo's and Blue Fox are being used, sand shrimp has also been productive. Boat fishermen are using coon shrimp with a diver, some are pulling plugs, wiggle warts and the 3 by 5 mags. A lot of boats are fishing the lower river and the Columbia for fall Chinook.

We are seeing fall Chinook up here at Barrier Dam also. A lot of sand shrimp and eggs, or corky and yarn are being used for the salmon. A variety of colors are being used.
The lakes are still doing good. Trout in Mayfield Lake and silvers in
Riffe Lake. The weather has been so nice, a lot of people have been fishing.
Take a day and relax and go fishing.

We are also having the portable fish pond here at Barrier Dam Camp-ground over Labor Day Week End so bring your kids in for free fishing.



Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

August 28, 2014