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Post 05/28/2015

Cowlitz fisheries annual project review meeting set for June 3 in Centralia

Tacoma Power, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee will host a public meeting about Cowlitz River fisheries and hatchery programs from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 3.

The meeting will take place at Centralia College’s Walton Science Center, Room 121 (620 Centralia College Blvd.).
Post 05/26/2015

Anglers can fish for free June 6-7

OLYMPIA - Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing - legally - without a license. How? By taking advantage of 'Free Fishing Weekend,' scheduled for June 6-7.

During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state. Also, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to park at any of the nearly 700 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Post 05/26/2015

May 26 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 1,002 spring Chinook adults, 311 jacks, 37 winter steelhead, 39 summer steelhead and three cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 05/19/2015

Summer chinook & sockeye sport fishery set below Bonneville Dam

Action: Hatchery adult summer chinook and steelhead may be retained on the lower mainstem Columbia below Bonneville Dam.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook and sockeye

Effective dates: June 16 through July 6, 2015
Post 05/19/2015

Selective gear rules to be in effect on Mill Creek

Action: Selective gear rules will be in effect on this Cowlitz River tributary.

Species affected: Trout

Effective dates: June 6, 2015, until further notice
Post 05/16/2015

Spring Chinook limit & 2-pole area increased on lower Cowlitz River

Action: Cowlitz River anglers may retain up to 3 hatchery adult spring chinook. In addition, anglers may fish with two poles up to the barrier dam.

Effective dates: May 17 until further notice

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Daily limit increase from boundary markers at the mouth to 400 feet or posted markers below the barrier dam.