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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Coho catches continue to taper

Coho catches continue to taper in the district but the Cowlitz remains the strong option for late season anglers. Early winter steelhead are likely to show soon too. The early run however, is not what it used to be. The Lewis remains a fair option for late season (fresh) chinook for those in the know…

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Cowlitz River coho starting to show

SW Washington – Cowlitz River coho fishing is starting to slow and fish are turning color. Coho returns to this facility are the highest on record, dating back to 1969. Nearly 80,000 coho have returned. Winter steelhead are starting to show as well and anglers are hopeful that winter steelhead follow suit with large coho…

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