WASHINGTON: Steelhead – Cowlitz River Remains the Best

For steelhead, the Cowlitz River remains the best option, and fishing is fair at best on this system. More fish should enter the system in late winter.

Other nearby tributaries such as the Kalama and Lewis remain slow but the Washougal has some spent hatchery fish in it. These fish are less than ideal for table fare.

Sturgeon fishing has slowed in the Kalama area and likely won’t pick up for several months.

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