March Fishing Report

The river is running 17,800 CFS as of February 12th.
Riffe Lake was at 759 ft. elev., four feet down from the week before and ten feet above the new permanent level of the lake of 749 ft. On that day, Mossyrock Park Boat launch is open. Both lanes are usable and the dock is in the water.
Taidnapam North boat launch is open. However, it may be unusable due to the debris from floods upstream.
Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 39 winter-run steelhead adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. During the past week, Tacoma Power released one winter-run steelhead adult into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton and they released seven winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 20,900 cfs. Water visibility is 3 feet and the water temperature is 43.2F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for the possibility
Take a nice day and go fishing!

Barrier Dam Store

March President’s Message

Friends of the Cowlitz and the new boat headed over to Yakima for the Sportsmen Show February 14th thru February 16th. It was a successful trip with meeting lots of new people. It is always a pleasure being able to attend this event at the Yakima SunDome.
A big Thank you to those that were able to help get everything ready to head over, setting up and helping out while the event lasted. All your help is greatly appreciated.
The new boat is here and all set up for you to come take a look at it. We also have tickets available at the Barrier Dam store. You can also call the store and purchase at 360.985.2495. We can take debit/credit and mail your tickets to you.
Another month is gone seems like 2020 just started. Here’s to a happy and healthy year for all FOC members, friends and family!


Don Glaser
FOC President