Cowlitz River Fishing Guides
Columbia River Fishing Guides provides Cowlitz River Steelhead Fishing Trips in Washington.
The Cowlitz River is hard to beat, with the very best winter steelhead run in the entire state, and an awesome fall chinook salmon run in August, September, and October.
I fish this river December through March for winter steelehead and August through October for the huge fall salmon.
Having the Cowlitz river and Lewis River in our back yard (the two best rivers in the whole state), guarantees you will be where the fish are when fishing with Christian, THE Columbia River Fishing Guide!
The Cowlitz River is a river in the state of Washington, a tributary of the Columbia River. Its tributaries drain a large region including the slopes of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens.
When the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery began operation in 1968, it was the largest salmon hatchery in the world. Currently, it produces nearly 13 million fish each year. Adjacent to the salmon hatchery is the barrier dam, which diverts spawning and upriver migrating fish to a separating station where fish are sorted by species. Some of the fish are used by the hatchery while others are transported upstream to continue migration.