The Cowlitz River offers world class fishing for spring Chinook, fall Chinook, winter-run steelhead and summer-run steelhead. It has been considered the best river in the state for winter steelhead for many years. With an average annual return of 16,000-plus winter steelhead, and an average catch of around 9,000 per winter for anglers it is no wonder it is the best in the state. Summer Steelhead on the Cowlitz is also second to none. The Cowlitz River summer steelhead runs are enormous giving anglers awesome fish catching opportunity all through the summer.

Salmon fishing is also world class on the Cowlitz River. Each year guides flock to the Cowlitz River to ensure great fishing for their costumers. When Chinook salmon enter the Cowlitz in late august fishing is considered red-hot for nearly a month. Right on the tails of the Chinook are Coho salmon which come in great numbers providing fishermen and women with a hard fighting aggressive fish to catch all day long. Located just over an hour from Seattle, Washington it can make for a great adventure if you are visiting from out of town for even just a day in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon.

NW Columbia Fishing Adventures

Northwest fishing guide, Oregon fishing guide and Washington fishing guide, specializes in 1 to 6 man fishing trips on Northwest rivers. From Buoy 10 to Bonneville dam we catch Salmon, Sturgeon, Winter Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Kokanee, Walleye, Shad and Bass. Book a trip today good dates fill fast.