Fishing Report: With the smell of Fall in the air and October just around the corner, its time to start pursuing Coho Salmon and several rivers.. J and L Guided Sportfishing is gearing up for Fall fishing on the Chehalis, Cowlitz, and Lewis rivers. With both summer steelhead and the Buoy 10 season over we are looking forward to being on the waters of Southwest Washington. Fall fishing for Coho is one of the best times for an angler in Washington.
The Chehalis river opens on October 1str and is the best bet for Fall Coho. Using light spinning rods and jigs we hook 15 to 25 fish a day in the calm tidal water of the river just outside on Elma, WA. October 1st thru the 15th an angler may catch 2 adult coho with only one being wild. Then on the 16th, all wild coho must be realeased. All Chinook salmon incidently caught will be released. Chehalis river coho are Big! Averaging 12 pounds with some as large as 18. Looking for lots of fight on light tackle Then this is your fishery. Call me today. Stop wishin and lets go fishin!!!
The Lewis river is aso a great bet specially if the weather "blows" out the Chehalis. Coho in this river are availble thru mid November and run 8 to 12 pounds. Hover fishing bait and small spinners is the way to go. The Cowlitz also is a good bet just above the mouth of the Toutle better known as "the lake". Trolling wiggle warts is the ticket on this section of the river. Fish can also be caught up at Blue Creek and Barrier Dam. Summer run steelhead are also available in the Cowlitz.
We are currently taking reservations for Chehalis, Lewis and Cowlitz rivers. Jet boat trips on the Columbia and Lewis rivers for 4 anglers are at a special price of just $580.00.
Additional information can be obtained online at http://www.columbia-river-fishing-guide.com/ or by phone at 206-920-2428
Capt. Jerry Brown
Columbia River Fishing