March Fishing Report

Things on the Cowlitz River are picking up a little bit. They are picking up a few spring Chinook out here now. Most everyone is still targeting the late winter run steelhead. I would say most of the steelhead are being caught at Blue Creek. There have been quite a dew guides out now fishing for the steelhead and a few starting to fish for spring Chinook. I hear the lower river they are doing well on both steelhead and salmon so that is a plus. We still aren’t getting big numbers up this way. They are just trickling in. The water level has been staying pretty level. Today we are back down to I think it’s the 5600. Which is a good level.
They are still using a lot of eggs, jigs: Blue Fox has been popular, if you like lures. Corky and yarn, a few using Wicked Lures. I would say jigs and corky’s are what I am selling the most of. South County Park are still catching some nice trout, Mayfield they have also been picking up some nice trout and Riffe there is a lot of fishing but I have not heard back but am assuming they are picking up silvers and I haven’t heard anything lately on Swofford Pond.
That’s about all I have. We still have fishing in the area so take a nice day, relax and go fishing!

March Presidents Message

We want to extend a huge Thank you to everyone who has sent there best wishes for Don as he is in recovery. All of Don and Karen’s family appreciates it.

As changes keep happening, we appreciate all the patience that everyone has had with us here at F.O.C. We do have a new contact for F.O.C matters, which is Greg King for any questions, concerns or information you may have. He may be contacted at 360.749.4523. We are doing our best to keep everyone updated with the newest information as we proceed. As Leah is not in the office everyday she will be checking in on emails throughout the week and she will get them directed to the correct person to get all questions answered.

F.O.C was at the Sportsmen Show last month in Yakima. We had a successful weekend with new inquires about F.O.C and lots of new interest on what F.O.C is all about.

A special Thank you to all the guys who helped with the net pens and releasing of the fish in the past couple weeks. We have provided pictures and an article on page 6. Your help is greatly appreciated.

We will be having Fish Pond Functions coming up in June and are starting to look for volunteers who are willing to help. You can contact Leah by email
friendsofthecowlitz@tds.net or leave a message at 360.985.2505, contact Greg at 360.749-4523 or contact Barrier Dam Campground at 360.985.2495.

We are looking ahead to another successful year.

Don’t forget we also have Boat Tickets that can be purchased by phone, email or in person by contacting Leah, Greg or Karen.