With these Crazy High water levers and dirty water, think close to the bank and under the brush. I wouldn’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone chasing these hard fighting spring beauties. West Coast anglers will be hard at it the Morning!!!!
Hey there Guys and gals, Fishing this week has been a bit better on the cowlitz! Over the past week have landed quite a few winter steelhead and I heave heard of a couple spring salmon landed.. With water lever just about prime fishing should really start to kick off! I hear that the weather may top the 70 mark next week and you should be in the boat!
Last week Tacoma Power recovered one spring Chinook salmon, 45 winter-run steelhead and one coho salmon during four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released twelve steelhead and one coho salmon into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, and they released the spring Chinook salmon into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,510 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 3. Water visibility is nine feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
Well with the dropping waters I packed up the drift boat and headed to the Nooch. With all the High waters I figured there might be a fish around, and boy was I right! Although the hatchery fish numbers where low there was a lot feisty natives willing to bite just about any thing. The first few fish of the weekend came on Beads pegged Kenai trout style. We also were able to drift up a couple of with corkie and fresh Nates’s bait eggs. Worms Worms Worms that’s all they wanted, the next dozen fish all came on Worms. Although only one of the fish where BIG we land a ton of 12#s! All and all it was a awesome few days and looking forward to this week on the cowlitz!
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 17 coho adults, seven winter-run steelhead and one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton; they released nine coho adults and one coho jack into Lake Scanewa behind Cowlitz Falls Dam.