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Cowlitz River (Cowlitz County) Fishing Report
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Name: Brat Bonker Date: July 04, 2012 Rating:
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Heard Hawg quest show yesterday was on the cowlitz river for winter runs but unfortunately I missed it but who cares because I made my own hawg quest. Hooked 2 landed a 13.76lb chrome summer steelhead on a silver spoon, I thought it was a springer by how it bit and fought. Lost one on a nightmare jig, jumped like 6 times and spit the hook about 5 feet in mid air. Water rose about 6 inches yesterday really turning on the bite. Saw 5 steelhead and 7 springers hooked, some really nice looking ones, too. Nce day out as well and not too many people except I heard blue ck was crowded.

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#1 The Fisherman says:
July 05, 2012 11:30 AM
Please, post a pic if the jig because i'm not sure what it look like.
#2 Gringo Pescador says:
July 05, 2012 01:00 PM
Nice job thanks for the report! The fisherman - just google "nightmare jig"
#3 schu7498 says:
July 05, 2012 03:56 PM
were you up at barrier?
#4 Brat Bonker says:
July 05, 2012 08:26 PM
Yeah I was at barrier and I am not good at posting pics so my advice is to look up "nightmare jig" in google images like gringo said.
#5 Rocky says:
July 05, 2012 08:33 PM
Way to go Bonker sounds like a new show and it's called Bonker Quest.
#6 Brat Bonker says:
July 05, 2012 09:58 PM
Not yet rocky, still learning but for only fishing there since may and already have hooked 3 steelhead is not bad for me. I normally fish blue creek but with the slide I have had to change my fishing ground and amazed by the barrier dam fishing.
#7 tele_maniac says:
July 06, 2012 06:18 PM
Great report! Been a couple years since I've been down to the Barrier Dam, but I've always done well there. Never came home empty handed!
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