2016 Cowltiz River Fishing Report

Posted by on April 8, 2016

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Lunker Alert!

 

04/08/2016

 

2016 Cowlitz River Fishing Rule Change:

 

Small sanctuary created at fish release site on upper Cowlitz River

Action:  The upper Cowlitz River from the Skate Creek (Franklin) Bridge in Packwood downstream 50 feet will be closed to all fishing.   

Effective dates:  April 9, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected:  All species including salmon.

Reason for action:  Salmon, including spring chinook, are being released into the upper Cowlitz River for sport harvest opportunity and reintroduction purposes.  After being released, the fish tend to temporarily congregate at the release site.  Providing a small sanctuary will allow the fish to disperse and reduce the potential for snagging. 

Other information:  On the upper Cowlitz through July, the salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery fish of which no more than 2 may be adults. 

 

Fishing Report Courtesy of Bill Swann of Swanny’s Guided Fishing

 

This concludes our  2016 Cowlitz River fishing report.

 


 

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