Tag Archive: Cowlitz River Fishing Update

Cowlitz River Fishing Report 9-18-2018

    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Chinook salmon retention to close on the lower Cowlitz River   Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the lower Cowlitz River and tributaries (except the Toutle River). Effective dates: Sept. 22, 2018 until further notice. …
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 7-02-2018

  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River   Action:  Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa. Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018.  Species…
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 4-13-2018

Cowlitz River Spring Chinook Fishing   The spring Chinook fishing on the Cowlitz River has been pretty good to fair over the last couple weeks. There were also a few steelhead being caught as well. We are getting reports of…
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No smelt-dipping on Cowlitz River this year due to low returns

  OLYMPIA – For the first time in five years, the Cowlitz River will not open to smelt dipping. A commercial test fishery conducted last month in the Columbia River showed that area smelt abundance is too low to warrant…
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 6-09-2017

  Tacoma power is reporting that they have recovered 806 spring Chinook adults, 52 spring Chinook jacks, three winter-run steelhead adults, one winter-run steelhead jack , 20 summer-run steelhead adults and nine cutthroat trout in four days of operation at…
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 04-14-2017

04/14/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Cowlitz    2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   This past week Tacoma power has dropped the water and there are still good numbers of winter steelhead and decent numbers of Spring Chinook as well….
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 4-05-2017

04/05/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Cowlitz    2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The water on the Cowlitz is high and green right now with about 3 feet of visibility, there are decent numbers of winter steelhead by…
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Fishery managers delay decisions on Cowlitz smelt season

  OLYMPIA – Washington state fishery managers have delayed setting a recreational smelt-fishing season on the Cowlitz River until they can better gauge the size of this year’s run. In a joint meeting Tuesday with their Oregon counterparts, they also…
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01/08/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Cowlitz    2017 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   There was a small push of steelies that had come in earlier this week but with the cold temps the water plummeted and turned gin clear….
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Cowlitz River Fishing Report 10-22-2016

10/22/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Fishing The Cowlitz    2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Report:   The Cowlitz has been offering up some good numbers of Coho and the bite has been pretty decent up at the barrier dam. Drifting eggs,…
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