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Cowlitz River - May 30th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • 0 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Just a heads up, look what's open already and whats about to open for our local rivers!

Already open:
Wallace, S. Prairie, Dechutes, Upper Nisqually, Quillayute, Sol Duc below the hatchery, Cispus, Cowlitz, E. Fork Lewis, Kalama, CLe Elum, Methow in various areas, Rocky Ford, and the Yakima.
Opening on Sun, Queets, Hoh (in the park), Skagit, Cascade, Skykomish and the Klickitat.
Pretty much everything else opens on Sat the 7th!

Cowlitz River - March 8th, 2014
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 52 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
OK, so fair may be a stretch, but Anil did pull out a pretty nice steelhead last week (if you're reading this, you likely saw the picture on FB last week...) Water levels last week were surprisingly good despite the deluge of rain, as they were holding back water at the dam. This week so far have seen higher water levels, but as soon as they drop, we expect fishing to pick back up where it was, and hopefully improve. While the fly fishing has yet to really round into form, gear boats had been picking up a few fish a day last week, so hopefully that trend will continue later this coming week. Fishing below Blue Creek seems to be the best option once water subsides.
Cowlitz River - July 15th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 76 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Actually, the Tilton River....a Cowlitz tributary.

Where:  Near Morton

When:  Any time of day, although late evening is often the best dry fly fishng.

Flies:  #10 Rubber Leg Stimulators, #16 Para Wulff, #8 Speculator, #16 pearl P.T.


Fishing this little river near the town of Morton is consistently a great spot for beginners or any angler looking for a boost in confidence.  In  addition to the thousands of trout planted in this river every two weeks, a healthy population of hold-over and wild Cutthroat make the Tilton one of the safest bets on the West-side.  Add to this to the very good dry fly fishing and easy access, and you have an easy choice.