Tag Archive: Cowlitz river Smelt

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 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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