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Fish Are Always Biting in Cowlitz County!

The Columbia River and other renowned local tributaries and lakes offer numerous opportunities for anglers.

The Columbia, Cowlitz, Kalama, Toutle and Lewis rivers all boast runs of salmon and steelhead. Yale, Merwin, Horseshoe, Silver, Kress and Lake Sacajawea offer lake fishing for everything from crappie, bluegill, and trout to kokanee, muskies, and bass.

Useful Websites:

Bob's Sporting Goods

Fishing License Vendors in Cowlitz County

Fishing Regulations

Cowlitz Fishing Guides

Salmon Fishing Reports

Water Access Sites: (Courtesy of WDFW)

Site Name Common Name Body of Water
Abernathy Creek Abernathy Creek Abernathy Creek
Beginners Hole Beginners Hole Kalama River
Island Island Lewis River
Kress Lake Kress Lake Kress Lake
Lower Kalama River Lower Kalama River Kalama River
Martin Martin Access Lewis River
Modrow Bridge Modrow Bridge Kalama River
Olequa Creek Olequa Cowlitz
Pritchard's Pritchard's Kalama River
Silver Lake Silver Lake Silver Lake
Sportman Loop Lower Kalama Sportsman Club Kalama River
Sportsman Club Sportman Columbia River
Sportsman Loop E Sportsman's Loop Kalama River
Toutle Toutle Cowlitz Merger Toutle River
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Toutle River
Upper Kalama Upper Kalama Kalama River
Woodland Bottoms Woodland Columbia River

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