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Cowlitz River (Cowlitz County) Fishing Report
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Name: River Otter Guide Service Contact: (425) 422-9616
My passion for catching steelhead and salmon has turned into a occupation as a river fishing guide here in the Northwest. I’ve been guiding for over 25 years now and have many secrets up my sleeves for those days when the fish just don’t want to cooperate. I’m also a professional career firefighter /officer and USCG Captain. Experiencing a quality guided trip down the river from my 21' jetboat is the way to go. I will provide you with all the bait and tackle you need and take your picture with that prize fish of a lifetime.
Name: GRIZZ55 Date: June 22, 2013 Rating:
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While fishing the Cowlitz River between the Cowlitz River Dam and Riffe Lake we caught many Kokane in the 10" to 16" range trolling the river with 00 dodgers and wedding ring spinners tipped with very small salad shrimp and shrimp flavored marshmellows. The Kokane seemd to gobble them up. It was a very beautiful day on the river and we had a blast.

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#1 Toni says:
July 05, 2013 04:57 PM
Thank you for the report. Nice mess of fish but they maybe coho's as there aren't any landlocked sockeye there. The water you fished in is considered Mayfield Lake (reservoir).
#2 kingroobes says:
July 05, 2013 06:50 PM
yeah those are landlocked coho, tasty nonetheless!
#3 salmonbarry says:
July 05, 2013 08:14 PM
actually according to his hot spots he was fishing the upper Riffe lake below Scanawa. I have fished in there before and the water temp drops about 10 degrees as you travel up and is good fishing! Great job on the silvers!!
#4 Mike Carey says:
July 05, 2013 09:06 PM
yes, they would be silvers, aka coho. Changed species on report. Nice mess-o-fish!
#5 Toni says:
July 06, 2013 07:01 AM
You are right Sbarry I was mistaken on the place.
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