Columbia River fishing report for 3/15/2015

Fishing for Winter Steelhead on the Cowlitz River has been very good in recent weeks and continues to be good into the 2nd week in March! Now our attention has turned to the most prized NW salmon, the Spring Chinook. We have been averaging one to three fish a day and will see those numbers rise as we get farther into March and into April. In recent years fishing for spring salmon has not been that good until the last week in March, but this year they are showing up a little early due to low water and higher water temperatures. After the Columbia River closes we will begin to focus our efforts on the Willamette and Cowlitz Rivers until the last week of April. Then off to two of my favorite fisheries. The Wind River and Drano Lake!   Success in these areas demands top notch bait and fishing components. Both of which I’ve worked very hard over the years to master “what they want”. The best fishing will be from the last week in April, to the second week in May. Both of these fisheries are a two fish limit which makes it well worth filling the boat and filling the coolers! Contact me soon for the best dates to go and catch the best eating salmon on the planet!