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!