Columbia River: Water levels are running normal for this time of year with 3-4 feet visibility. I can not get over how many Spring Chinook are in the Columbia this time of year which reminds me of the old days when the smelt entered the River the Springers cam with them. On a side note there have been descent numbers of Springers caught from Vancouver to Cathlamet. Method of choice, Down River trolling, that’s our speciality. Lewis River: high and green but not much fish reported.
Kalam River: water levels are good with 3 ft of visibility. Good numbers of steelhead with a occasional springer caught. Methods used, side drifting, Bobber and eggs, diver and bait.
Cowlitz River: high and green, Steelhead have defiantly poured in this past week. As well as a few Springers. Be prepared to have lots of Company from other anglers. Side drifting is the most effective way. Make sure you get you Zilla Bait to cure those eggs in.
Chehalis Sytem: High and greenish brown, Again the plunkers are doing well and a few Boats are picking up a few.
Humptulips River: Green water is the word with tons of wild steelhead to be caught and released.
Wynochee River: High and green, There are a ton of hatchery spawned out steelhead in this system with a few bright ones still. the problem with the WA coast this year was the amount of water that brought fish in early for the last several months and now I don’t think there are to many ones left.
Satsop River: Good levels with great color, this system has a bunch of wild steelhead with occasional hatchery fish.
Skookumchuck River: Good flows with tons of winter steelhead. Again focus on the upper stretches from Hatchery to deadline. Float and jigs, float and beads.
Newakum River: great numbers of Steelies in this little system, Bring the whole kitchen sink and a pair of good hiking waders.