October Fishing Report

Fishing on the Cowlitz has improved. We are getting larger numbers of coho in. They raised the water to 3500 c.f.s. that has helped. WDFW closed our fall chinook fishery, at least until they get enough kings in for brood stock.
Fishermen are using a variety of tackle to catch the coho. If you’re a bait fishermen eggs and sand shrimp have been the best choice. Twitching jigs have been very popular. Also the Wicked Lures and Blue Fox have been excellent. Corky and yarn has also been good. Some days it’s a bait day and the next day a hardware day. No real set pattern. A variety of colors are being used. Most boaters are still on the Columbia fishing. People fishing Blue Creek are still catching a nice steelhead here and there.
They are still catching nice trout in Mayfield and Riffe Lake. They are catching trout and bass in Swofford Pond. We have a variety of fishing in the area so take a day…relax..and go fishing…

Karen Glaser
Barrier Dam Campground

October President’s Message

Days are flying by fast. Before we know it December 2nd will be here soon.. so don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the boat as soon as you can… The boat raffle drawing is December 2nd and we will be having a potluck before the winner is announced.. so bring your favorite dish and join us. You can purchase tickets here at Barrier Dam Campground.

We get our springers for the net pens on November 1st. Some of the net pens need to be repaired. Anyone that is wanting to help please call Don at 360.985.2495. We could always use help on pressure washing the net pens. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

I want to Thank all our members for their support throughout this year and year’s past.

Don Glaser
F.O.C. President