The late August Steelhead run in the lower Cowlitz River this year was not great, but the King Salmon are showing in good numbers already. This is good news for the King Salmon fishing season. I have been getting 3-7 Kings and a few Steelhead each day. Tuesday, August 17th we caught the first Silver Salmon of the season.
We fished the lower Cowlitz River Sunday, August 29th. We started off the morning with a nice summer run Steelhead, soon to be followed by a dandy Chinook. We worked our way down and every hole we fished had fish in them. Some of the Salmon we caught were pushing 30lbs. We ended up with 10 Chinook and 1 Steelhead. Only 4 of the Chinook were keepers, but still a great day of fishing on the Cowlitz River. My days left are limited so book your seats now. Fish on!