March Fishing Report

Not much new on the Cowlitz River this week. Everything is about the same. They are still picking up steelhead, mainly in Blue Creek area. Still not red hot but the fishermen putting their time in are getting some nice steelhead.

And of course they have closed the Spring Chinook on March 1, so you cannot fish on them. If you do happen to hook one you just have to release it. The water has been staying almost the same around 5000 for quite a few days, yesterday they did a spike it up to 6 something but we are back down to 5050 right now. That is kind of a plus with the water not fluctuation fish do bite better, once they get settled down.

I am hearing of fish off the bank and boat fishermen. Over the weekend there was quite a few boats out. I heard only three fish were caught but I am sure there was more because I don’t talk to everybody. I also heard that Mayfield is picking up trout. I heard Riffe is picking up silvers again and Swofford Pond has been picking up some trout also.

So we will have a little variety of fishing in the area. Bundle up and take a day and relax and go fishing!

Karen Glaser

Barrier Dam Campground

March Presidents Message

In February Friends of the Cowlitz went to the Sportsmen Show over in Yakima at the Sundome. We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Merle and Bev Shuyler for having Friends of the Cowlitz each year. They both are a huge help and put on a great show each year. We also want to thank the volunteers that help out with these events. Without you many of them would not be possible. Thank you everyone for another great year at the Sundome.

Don’t forget the new boat is here and you can see it at The Barrier Dam Campground. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased via phone or in person. All orders can be mailed if paying with credit/debit card and mailed if you are not local. Don’t miss your chance 🙂

Spring is arriving it will be nice to have some warmer weather and get rid of the cold. Thank you to all out members to a great start to the new year!

Don Glaser

President, Friends of the Cowlitz