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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Cowlitz in early April

Is the the Cowlitz worth fishing the first couple of weeks of April, or will I be too late for winter steelhead and too early for spring chinook? I plan on fishing a little ways above the Toutle confluence.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 11:12 PM
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Poor returns everywhere... Cowlitz too. 20 fish trapped this week, 2 last week. Give it a try though. The worst that could happen is that you'll get casting practice (and maybe get interrupted by a fish ).
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Sorry to hear of such poor returns, must be frustrating for the fisherman.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 01:45 PM
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Winter steelhead returns appear to be poor everywhere this season. Generally I think the late winter fish return better numbers in March on the Cowlitz (most everywhere around here actually), but I fished it and caught 1 fish in late March and another in early April last year. I haven't fished it yet this year.
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