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Post 04/25/2016

April 25 Cowlitz Fish Report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 1,291 spring Chinook adults, 58 jacks, 610 winter-run steelhead adults, and one summer-run steelhead adult during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
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Post 04/16/2016

Chehalis River spring chinook fishery opens

Chehalis River spring chinook fishery opens April 16

Action: Opens Chehalis River to spring chinook fishing.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. April 16 through 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2016.
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Post 04/08/2016

Small sanctuary created on upper Cowlitz River

Action: The upper Cowlitz River from the Skate Creek (Franklin) Bridge in Packwood downstream 50 feet will be closed to all fishing.

Effective dates: April 9, 2016, until further notice.
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Post 04/08/2016

Spring chinook fishery closes on lower Columbia

OLYMPIA – The first phase of the popular sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River will close at the end of the day Friday, April 8, one day earlier than previously expected.
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Post 04/08/2016

Hundreds of lowland lakes open April 23

OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed April 23, when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season.

That date also marks the start of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) first lowland lake fishing derby, which runs through Sept. 6.
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