Washington Steelhead Fishing Report

2010-07-12 15:21:49
Cowlitz River, Washington - Freshwater Fishing Report
Blue Creek
Casey Weigel

Great weather, great fishing and good times! I just love summer fishing. Waking up at the crack of dawn,slippin into a pair of shorts and flip flops, watching the sun come up over the water, and BOOYAH! hooking ito a chrome bright summer run Steelhead! Fishing has been spectacular on the Cowlitz River in Washington once again with multiple hookups a day. Wether it be a relaxing day of backtrolling coonshrimp, or a busy action packed day of sidedrifting eggs and prawns, fishing has been consistant boating 4-6 fish daily. I will gernerally start off fishing near the Blue Creek boat launch also refered to as the (crack pipe) making a few passes through each drift working my way down river. Working the river on each side depending on water levels. If it's high,5-10,000 cfs I like to fish the soft sides of the river. If the river is running below 5,000 I will stay in the deeper runs. Look for fishing to improve throughout the next week or two. See you out on the water.

Fish Species: Steelhead
Bait Used: Eggs/ Prawns/ Shrimp
Tackle Used: Brads Bait Divers/ Beau Mac Cheaters/ #4 Gamakatsu Hooks
Method Used: Sidedrifting and Backtrolling
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Casey Weigel

About The Author: Captain Casey Weigel

Company: Waters West Guide Service

Area Reporting: Washington State

Bio: My name is Casey Weigel, I am a full time Professional Guide, and owner of Waters West Guide Service. I live in Montesano, Washington On the beautiful Wynoochee River. Our home waters here also include the Chehalis, Satsop, and Humptulips rivers. I am fully licensed, insured and CPR certified. Thank you for taking the time to visit Waters West. Hope to see you out on the water!

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