June Presidents Message

We had our fish pond function at Bob’s Sporting Goods last week (June 3rd). It was another great success this year. The kids enjoyed the free fishing and had a great time. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped out.

Our ticket sales on the raffle boat were also good, even though we didn’t have a motor on the boat. There are still thieves around. The thief or thieves stole the motor off the boat Friday night June 2nd. If anyone has any information on the theft of the motor please call me at 360-985-2495. Your name will be kept confidential. It has been reported to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office, we do have a case number.

I want to thank Keith Smith for taking care of the fish pond function here over Memorial Day weekend. Great job done Keith.

Barrier Dam Campground is having a fish pond function over 4th of July weekend. July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Free fishing for the kids ages 1-14, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Anyone wishing to help please call Don at 360-985-2495.

Don Glaser


Friends of the Cowlitz

June Fishing Report

Fishing the Cowlitz has been up and down. So has the water. Fishermen tell me the fluctuation of the water take the bite off for a few hours until the fish get stabilized again. We have seen nice limits of Salmon though. There has not been any certain time for the bite. Each day seems to be different. Bank fishermen are still using a variety of things. The most popular is sand shrimp and eggs. The good old Cowlitz Cocktail. Tuna Belly’s and Looney Cooney’s have been good also. So have corky and yarn twitching jigs, Blue Fox, Little Cleo’s and the wicked lure spinners. The boaters that I know are back bouncing sand shrimp and eggs or using bait and diver.

They are catching trout in Mayfield Lake now, I also hear some fishermen have hooked the Tiger Muskies, but no keepers. In Riffe Lake they are picking up silvers now and also bass. Swofford Pond the are catching trout, bass and catfish. South County Park is still producing limits of trout.

We do have a variety of fishing in the area. Take a nice day, relax and for Fishing!


Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground