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Tag: Alder Lake


Fishing report: Good prospects for the weekend


Cowlitz: The river has been slow to fair for summer-run steelhead in the Blue Creek area. Free drifting eggs from a boat has been most effective, but try back trolling baits or plugs when eggs are not working. The spring chinook action has been best at the barrier dam. Try using eggs and sand shrimp.

Green: People are catching a few steelhead and the water is in good shape. Floats and jigs or spinners are the most popular gear. Try No. 3 size spinners with a black blade and gold body or a gold blade and black body.


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Fishing report: Opportunities improve

Here are some of the highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Wedneday’s Sports section..


Cowlitz: Anglers are catching fall chinook, but they are being released due to their condition or they are wild fish. People also are catching coho primarily near the salmon hatchery. Some searun cutthroat trout and steelhead were caught around the trout hatchery.

Green: People are catching coho and chum are all over the river, as well as some trout. There are plenty of fish between Metzler Park and Flaming Geyser State Park. Try swinging purple and pink leeches.

Minter: More chum are

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