Finally we are starting to see the beginning of the mega run of steelhead on the Cowlitz River this year! This is such a great fishery to catch high numbers of steelhead all the way through march! A lot of the fish we have seen this year have been on average much larger than normal; this will be the year to get the trophy steelhead that everyone wishes to catch! I still have great dates available for the Cowlitz but don’t wait too long cause the very best dates are starting to go. After the steelhead run we will shift gears to the world famous Columbia River Spring Chinook run! Run projections are very strong again this year on the Columbia, Willamette, Wind, Drano, and especially the Cowlitz River! DO NOT miss out on the great Spring Chinook fishing we will have again this year. Those fish are the most prized of any other salmon in the world! We are so excited to see old faces and meet new ones in the upcoming fishing season! See you soon!
Fishing for winter steelhead has been decent the past few weeks on the tributaries of the Columbia River. December’s heavy rains certainly put a damper on water conditions making fishing a bit more challenging than normal. The hatchery Winter Steelhead will slow down a bit from the last week in Jan until the first week in Feb. Fishing will remain good though until then. After the first week in Feb we will start seeing hatchery fish moving back into the Cowlitz River in huge numbers! The Cowlitz Winter Steelhead fishery is the best in the NW and is insane fishing until mid-March! Looking forward to fishing with all of you in the next few weeks!