September Fishing Report

There are cutthroat and steelhead still in Blue Creek and they are heading toward the barrier. There are also coho salmon in the river now. Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 102 coho adults, 6 fall jacks, 48 summer-run steelhead jack, 11 cutthroat trout, 10 spring chinook adults, and 4 spring cinook mini-jacks during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatcery separator. During the past week Tacoma Powe employees released 9 coho adults, 2 coho jacks, and 3 spring chinook adults into the Cispus river located near Randle and they released 3 spring chinook adults, 12 coho adults, 2 coho jacks, and 2 cutthroat trout at Packwood Bridge. To date Tacoma power employees have recycled 644 summer-run steelhead to the lower Cowlitz River.
River flows are at 2510 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 16th. Water visibility is 14 feet and the water temperature is 53.8 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
Still lots of fishing in the area. Take a nice day and go fishing!

Karen Glaser
Barrier Dam Campground

September Presidents Message

Looks like our summer is going to be coming to an end. Fall us upon us with temperature changing.
FOC wants to thank all the volunteers we had this year for the Free Kids Fish Pond Function over the Labor Day weekend. Good times had by all for sure and the kids were really enjoying it.
Don’t forget we still have boat tickets available. The raffle is in a few months so there is still time to get that winning ticket.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the different events we have. If you are interested please contact Karen at Barrier Dam Campground 360.985.2495.

Don Glaser
FOC President