Razor Clams in SW Washington

SW Washington- Not much action for steelhead on the Cowlitz but some steelhead and an occasional coho still coming into this system. Most are waiting for better opportunity come spring. The Washougal, Kalama and Lewis largely have early returning fish in them, making them poor table fare when you do come across one or more.…

Fishing regulations modified

SW Washington- Steelheaders fishing district streams are having much better luck this year than last. In all cases, early returning hatchery fish are at least double of last year’s return. The Cowlitz is especially fruitful but the Kalama, Washougal and Lewis are also options. Anglers should be aware of modified fishing regulations that began January…

Crab is the only option

SW Washington- Winter steelhead are showing in fair number on the Cowlitz with the Kalama still putting out an occasional chinook and a rare steelhead. The Lewis is also an option for steelhead although this run tends to peak later in the season. The Klickitat is still putting out coho although action has predictably slowed.…

Coho action has faded

SW Washington- Coho action has faded dramatically in all of these tributary fisheries but fresh chinook could still be available on the North Fork of the Lewis. This is a hit or miss fishery but none-the-less, it remains an option. Fair numbers of early winter steelhead are present in the Cowlitz River, indicating a good…