December Fishing Report

Fishing the Cowlitz has been pretty grim this week. Not much pressure on the river. The beginning of the week the river got some muddy color to it. It is starting to filter out now. We are at a merky dark green. Still running around 12,000CFS. The hatchery took over 2,000 coho in last week. We still have fish coming in. The weather has been cold and foggy. The few fishermen fishing are getting some nice coho. Most are using all hardware. Twitching Jigs, Wicked Lures, Blue Fox spinners and corky and yarn. They are buying a variety of colors. No boats have been out that I am aware of.
Fishing in the area has been like I say pretty grim this week. Prior to this week South County Park in Toledo was doing good. A lot of nice trout were caught. South County Park was stocked again with nice trout.

Happy Holidays and Stay Warm.
Karen Glaser
Barrier Dam Campground

December Presidents Message

We had the Boat Raffle on Saturday December 2. It was a little chilly out but we had a good turn out and also a good potluck. Congratulations to the 2017 Boat Winner Casey Poor from Yakima. Casey bought 5 tickets with the winning ticket #0452 while visiting the Yakima Sportsmen Show back in February. He is so excited that he Won!

Back in November we received around 58,000 fish for the net pens. All the fish looked good. So a big Thank You to those who helped pressure wash and get the pens ready to go.

As we end another year I want to say a Big Thank You to all those who have helped and volunteered throughout the year. All the help is greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Friends of the Cowlitz. Here’s to making 2018 another great year!


Don Glaser
F.O.C. President