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If you’re looking for a place to go fishing and catch a fish,the Cowlitz River is the place to go.

Fishing has been excellent. Summer run steelhead are throughout the whole river. We are getting them all the way up to the Barrier Dam. We also have some nice spring Chinook coming in. Bank and boat fishermen are both catching fish.

Bankers are using a lot of sand shrimp, jig and bobber topped off with a piece of sand shrimp or cured prawns. If you like to use hardware Blue Fox, Little Cleo's and Kast Masters have been good. You can never go wrong with corkie and yarn. A variety of colors are being used.

Boat fishermen are using Loonie coonies on a bait diver. Very productive. Some are pulling plugs, sand shrimp and eggs are also good.

So it has been a variety of fishing. The water is low so boaters be aware of that.

Mayfield and Riffe Lake are doing very good right now. Loonie Coonie has a cured corn they are using with the deli shrimp and has been very productive.

The weather has been great so take a day, relax and go fishing.


Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

July 20, 2014