Cowlitz River

River Information

Fish Species: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout




Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
3-3-2021 Salmon fishing to close on the Cowlitz River, Cispus River and Lake Scanewa
Action: Closes salmon fishing.   Effective date: March 5, 2021, until further notice.  Species affected: Salmon  Locations and salmon... more »
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-26-2021 WDFW urges responsible recreation as 1-day Cowlitz River smelt opening announced
OLYMPIA – Anglers will have an opportunity to... more »
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
11-18-2020 Retention of hatchery salmon expanded on Cowlitz River
Action: Increases daily limit of hatchery salmon. Effective date: Nov.19 through... more »
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-15-2020 Fall Chinook retention opens on the Cowlitz River
Action: Opens retention of hatchery fall Chinook.  Effective date: Oct. 16... more »
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-21-2020 Chinook retention to close on the Cowlitz River, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa
Action: Closes Chinook salmon fishing. Effective date: March 1, 2020... more »
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

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