December Fishing Report

The Cowlitz River is back to normal regulations, so you are now allowed two coho adults. The first winter run steelhead has shown up in the hatchery last week. Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 1102 coho adults, 17 coho jacks, 4 summer-run steelhead, 3 cutthroat trout, 3 fall chinook adults, and 1 winter-run steelhead during 5 days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 110 coho adults and 4 coho jacks into the Cispus River by Yellow Jacket creek near Randle, and they released 410 coho adults and 5 coho jacks into Lake Scanewa located near Randle. Tacoma Power released 116 coho adults at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 75 coho adults, 2 cutthroat trout, 1 winter-run steelhead, and 3 fall Chinook adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,780 cubic feet per second on Monday December 16th.

Take a Day and go Fishing!

December President’s Message

Another year is coming to an end.. Thank you to everyone who has helped in making 2019 a great one for Friends of the Cowlitz. We are looking forward to see what happens in 2020.

Congratulations to the 2019 Boat Raffle Winner…
Gary Olson from Bend, Oregon. Congrats Gary we hope you enjoy your new Drift Boat.

Once the boat arrives for 2020 it will be announced. Raffle tickets will be available starting in the new year. Tickets can be purchased at FOC Fish Pond Functions, stopping by the Barrier Dam store or contacting the store. Tickets can be purchased by phone and mailed to you.
FOC has booked their first event for 2020. The Sportsmen Show in Yakima at the Sundome. As we get closer dates will be published. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event. It is always a good time with some great people.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President

November Fishing Report

Pressure on the river is light. Fishing on the Chehalis is doing well. Water level is at 3540 cfs right now. Coho salmon are in the Cowlitz River now. Its been a slow month.
Take a day and go fishing!

Happy Holidays
Karen
Barrier Dam Campground

November President’s Message

The boat raffle is going to be here in just a couple week’s, December 7th from 1pm to 2pm.  Are you able to come help volunteer? Setting up, taking down or selling tickets?
FOC has booked there first even for 2020. The Sportsmen Show in Yakima at the Sundome. As we get closer dates will be published. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event. It is always a good time with some great people.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President