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cool stuff - 5:17 p.m. 3/19/2017
Hope this is ok Noel.

Sportsman's in Kelso is having some
awesome events coming up.

March 25 Springer Seminar with
Clancy Holt and CCA
April 6th Ladies Night with
Ashley Nichole Lewis. Ashley will be giving
away a E6X with Shimano Nasci reel.
Featuring Brad's and Pro-Cure.
Springer Derby going on through May 1st
1st place $500 gift card
2nd place $100 gift card
3rd place $50 gift card
Fish must be gutted and gilled

Like our fb page for all upcoming events!

Thanks Noel

Gabe Boline

River level - 6:59 a.m. 3/15/2017
Thank you so much for giving us a heads up on the river level !!
Hats off to you !!!!

bobberdogger - battle ground wa

UPDATE as of 10:30 today Tomorrow (WED, 15 March) at 9:00AM, outflow will increase to 20,000cfs. There is a potential to go to 32,000cfs before the event is over – this is dependent on what occurs above the dam. Will probably not see the NWS weather forecasts that could trigger this further outflow increase until at the very earliest 3pm today and maybe not until tomorrow. We will let you know if that happens but wanted to give you a heads up……………. Ernie Ernie Schnabler, CEM, MEP Director, Emergency Management Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office 312 SW First Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626 Phone (360) 577-3130 Fax (360) 577-3009 - 1:28 p.m. 3/14/2017
UPDATE as of 10:30 today

Tomorrow (WED, 15 March) at 9:00AM,
outflow will increase to 20,000cfs.

There is a potential to go to
32,000cfs before the event is over –
this is dependent on what occurs
above the dam.

Will probably not see the NWS weather
forecasts that could trigger this
further outflow increase until at the
very earliest 3pm today and maybe not
until tomorrow. We will let you
know if that happens but wanted to
give you a heads up…………….

Ernie

Ernie Schnabler, CEM, MEP

Director, Emergency Management

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office

312 SW First Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626

Phone (360) 577-3130

Fax (360) 577-3009


Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

log jam - 10:15 a.m. 3/9/2017
I was wondering why fish and game or clark county or parks people could please do something about the log jam above daybreak nice drift even if your not fishing !!!!!!!!!!

frank zappa - vanc wash
williamschester86@yahoo.com

WDFW approves razor clam dig beginning March 7 OLYMPIA – Twin Harbors beach will be open March 7 for a week of razor clam digging, during which Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will each be open for two of those days. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on three ocean beaches after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. Twin Harbors is among the beaches open for this dig although it wasn't previously on the schedule, said Dan Ayres, WDFW's coastal shellfish manager. The department also added extra days for digging at Twin Harbors. "Toxin levels at Twin Harbors are consistently meeting state public health standards, allowing us to add the beach to this dig," Ayres said. "We'll likely announce additional tentative dates for Twin Harbors in the near future." Unfortunately, Ayres noted, toxin levels increased again at Long Beach, which will remain closed for this dig. Kalaloch beach also will be closed during this dig. The department was unable to collect enough clams for a toxin sample and has canceled the dig at Kalaloch. WDFW plans to conduct an abundance survey at the next opportunity to determine whether there are sufficient clams at Kalaloch to proceed with digs tentatively scheduled later this month and in April, Ayres said. "We're not sure what's happening with clams at Kalaloch," Ayres said. "There were plenty of clams on the beach when we surveyed before the season began. However, we've seen a decline in clam numbers since then." The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides: March 7, Tuesday, 2:33 p.m.; 0.5 feet; Twin Harbors March 8, Wednesday, 3:35 p.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors March 9, Thursday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Mocrocks, Twin Harbors March 10, Friday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis, Twin Harbors March 11, Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks, Twin Harbors March 12, Sunday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Twin Harbors March 13, Monday, 8:06 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors State shellfish managers recommend that diggers hit the beach an hour or two before low tide. Digging is not allowed on any beach before noon. Razor clam diggers should be aware that Mocrocks and Copalis won't be open on the same days, Ayres said. Shellfish managers have been alternating open dates between the two beaches to maximize the number of days available this season. WDFW has added new maps of Mocrocks and Copalis to help diggers distinguish between the two beaches. Those maps can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This - 8:26 a.m. 3/4/2017
WDFW approves razor clam dig
beginning March 7

OLYMPIA – Twin Harbors beach will be
open March 7 for a week of razor clam
digging, during which Copalis and
Mocrocks beaches will each be open
for two of those days.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening
on three ocean beaches after marine
toxin tests confirmed the clams on
those beaches are safe to eat.

Twin Harbors is among the beaches
open for this dig although it wasn't
previously on the schedule, said Dan
Ayres, WDFW's coastal shellfish
manager. The department also added
extra days for digging at Twin
Harbors.

"Toxin levels at Twin Harbors are
consistently meeting state public
health standards, allowing us to add
the beach to this dig," Ayres said.
"We'll likely announce additional
tentative dates for Twin Harbors in
the near future."

Unfortunately, Ayres noted, toxin
levels increased again at Long Beach,
which will remain closed for this
dig.

Kalaloch beach also will be closed
during this dig. The department was
unable to collect enough clams for a
toxin sample and has canceled the dig
at Kalaloch. WDFW plans to conduct an
abundance survey at the next
opportunity to determine whether
there are sufficient clams at
Kalaloch to proceed with digs
tentatively scheduled later this
month and in April, Ayres said.

"We're not sure what's happening with
clams at Kalaloch," Ayres said.
"There were plenty of clams on the
beach when we surveyed before the
season began. However, we've seen a
decline in clam numbers since then."

The upcoming dig is approved on the
following beaches, dates and evening
low tides:

March 7, Tuesday, 2:33 p.m.; 0.5
feet; Twin Harbors
March 8, Wednesday, 3:35 p.m.; 0.1
feet; Twin Harbors
March 9, Thursday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1
feet; Mocrocks, Twin Harbors
March 10, Friday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.3
feet; Copalis, Twin Harbors
March 11, Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; -0.3
feet; Mocrocks, Twin Harbors
March 12, Sunday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.1
feet; Copalis, Twin Harbors
March 13, Monday, 8:06 p.m.; 0.3
feet; Twin Harbors
State shellfish managers recommend
that diggers hit the beach an hour or
two before low tide. Digging is not
allowed on any beach before noon.

Razor clam diggers should be aware
that Mocrocks and Copalis won't be
open on the same days, Ayres said.
Shellfish managers have been
alternating open dates between the
two beaches to maximize the number of
days available this season.

WDFW has added new maps of Mocrocks
and Copalis to help diggers
distinguish between the two beaches.
Those maps can be found on WDFW's
razor clam webpage at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
razorclams/current.html. Copalis
beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut,
Ocean City and Copalis areas while
Mocrocks includes Iron Springs,
Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific
Beach and Moclips.

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig. Each digger's
clams must be kept in a separate
container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2016-17 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors around the state.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

2017 License - 8:17 p.m. 3/2/2017
Yea...but make sure you all buy your 2017
license!!

John - Woodland, WA

washougal - 2:42 p.m. 3/2/2017
lots of wild steelhead in Washougal caught 2 in 30 minuntes really

frank zappa - vanc
williamschester86@yahoo.com
lewis

Starting March 1, fishing will be open to boat and bank anglers daily from the mouth of the Columbia to Beacon Rock. Bank anglers can also fish upriver to Bonneville Dam. Farther upstream, a sport fishery will run from March 16 through May 5 between Bonneville Dam and the Washington-Oregon border, east of Umatilla. Anglers are allowed one marked, hatchery-reared adult chinook salmon as part of their daily limit in all areas. See the news release on WDFW's website for more information. Tributaries: The steelhead catch is starting to pick up on the Cowlitz River, where anglers are catching bright 8-12 pound steelhead near the trout hatchery. The Kalama River is also giving up some nice steelhead, and both rivers should be good bets for hatchery spring chinook. Steelhead fishing is also open on the Lewis River, but starting March 1 anglers must release any chinook salmon they catch from the mouth upstream to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Meanwhile, anglers have through March 15 to fish for steelhead on the Coweeman, Elochoman, Grays, East Fork Lewis, South Fork Toutle, and Washougal rivers. That is also the case for Abernathy, Germany, Skamokawa, Mill (Cowlitz Co.), Cedar (Clark Co.), Rock (Skamania Co.), and Salmon (Clark Co.) creeks. Barbless hooks are required in all Washington Columbia River tributaries with a few exceptions. On the other hand, Wind River and Drano Lake open for salmon fishing March 16, with a daily limit of two hatchery chinook, or two hatchery steelhead, or one of each. Anglers planning to fish any of these waters are advised to check for emergency fishing rules to make sure they are aware of any updates to state regulations before they head out. Sturgeon: Anglers can still catch and keep legal-size white sturgeon in The Dalles and John Day pools until annual harvest guidelines have been met. Legal-size sturgeon measure 43 to 54 inches (fork length). The Bonneville Pool will remain open for retention until the winter portion of the annual 325-fish harvest guideline has been met. In the Bonneville Pool, sturgeon must be 38 to 54 inches (fork length) to be kept. Catch-and-release fishing is the rule in the lower Columbia River. Walleye and bass: Anglers have been doing pretty well for walleye in The Dalles and John Day pools. Bass should start biting there and in Bonneville Pool as the water warms up. Trout: WDFW will plant thousands of catchable rainbow trout in Cowlitz and Clark counties in March. In Cowlitz County, Sacajawea Lake will receive over 3,000 of those fish and Silver Lake will be stocked with over 7,000. In Clark County, Klineline Pond will get 3,000 trout, Battleground Lake 4,000, and Lacamas Lake 4,000. In addition, two lakes near The Bridge of the Gods along Highway 14 were planted in late in February. Icehouse Lake received 2,000 trout and Little Ash Lake got 1,000 trout. Kress Lake in Cowlitz County should continue to receive excess adult hatchery steelhead from the Kalama Riv - 9:11 a.m. 3/2/2017
Starting March 1, fishing will be
open to boat and bank anglers daily
from the mouth of the Columbia to
Beacon Rock. Bank anglers can also
fish upriver to Bonneville Dam.
Farther upstream, a sport fishery
will run from March 16 through May 5
between Bonneville Dam and the
Washington-Oregon border, east of
Umatilla. Anglers are allowed one
marked, hatchery-reared adult chinook
salmon as part of their daily limit
in all areas. See the news release on
WDFW's website for more information.

Tributaries: The steelhead catch is
starting to pick up on the Cowlitz
River, where anglers are catching
bright 8-12 pound steelhead near the
trout hatchery. The Kalama River is
also giving up some nice steelhead,
and both rivers should be good bets
for hatchery spring chinook.

Steelhead fishing is also open on the
Lewis River, but starting March 1
anglers must release any chinook
salmon they catch from the mouth
upstream to the overhead powerlines
below Merwin Dam.

Meanwhile, anglers have through March
15 to fish for steelhead on the
Coweeman, Elochoman, Grays, East Fork
Lewis, South Fork Toutle, and
Washougal rivers. That is also the
case for Abernathy, Germany,
Skamokawa, Mill (Cowlitz Co.), Cedar
(Clark Co.), Rock (Skamania Co.), and
Salmon (Clark Co.) creeks. Barbless
hooks are required in all Washington
Columbia River tributaries with a few
exceptions.

On the other hand, Wind River and
Drano Lake open for salmon fishing
March 16, with a daily limit of two
hatchery chinook, or two hatchery
steelhead, or one of each. Anglers
planning to fish any of these waters
are advised to check for emergency
fishing rules to make sure they are
aware of any updates to state
regulations before they head out.

Sturgeon: Anglers can still catch and
keep legal-size white sturgeon in The
Dalles and John Day pools until
annual harvest guidelines have been
met. Legal-size sturgeon measure 43
to 54 inches (fork length).

The Bonneville Pool will remain open
for retention until the winter
portion of the annual 325-fish
harvest guideline has been met. In
the Bonneville Pool, sturgeon must be
38 to 54 inches (fork length) to be
kept. Catch-and-release fishing is
the rule in the lower Columbia River.

Walleye and bass: Anglers have been
doing pretty well for walleye in The
Dalles and John Day pools. Bass
should start biting there and in
Bonneville Pool as the water warms
up.

Trout: WDFW will plant thousands of
catchable rainbow trout in Cowlitz
and Clark counties in March. In
Cowlitz County, Sacajawea Lake will
receive over 3,000 of those fish and
Silver Lake will be stocked with over
7,000.

In Clark County, Klineline Pond will
get 3,000 trout, Battleground Lake
4,000, and Lacamas Lake 4,000. In
addition, two lakes near The Bridge
of the Gods along Highway 14 were
planted in late in February. Icehouse
Lake received 2,000 trout and Little
Ash Lake got 1,000 trout.

Kress Lake in Cowlitz County should
continue to receive excess adult
hatchery steelhead from the Kalama
Riv

Noel E Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Worse Smelting! - 8:06 a.m. 2/27/2017
Feb. 25th was the worse smelt dipping
experience I ever had. I'm pretty sure all smelt
enthusiasts were disappointed.

Jon - Vancouver , WA
jtaimanao@gmail.com

What smelt - 9:19 p.m. 2/26/2017
I don't no about everyone else but in
the 5 hours the wdfw so gratiously
permitted dipping .me and my son
greedily filled out buckets with 8
endangered smelt .not 8 each but 8 to
trap. According to the state I caught
enough smelt for the dinner table and
to fertilize my garden . while as
usual the comercial guys who knows how
many hundreds of pounds .all that they
anounce is the caught 200 something
pounds a person a day wich eqauls ?
Who knows but I bet it was more than
all of sportfishers caught in are well
timed 5 hour season. Something needs
to change starting with the department
of comercial wildlife!!!! Good luck
out there look out for the nets

Brian - Vancouver wa
gonefishin.bg@gmail.com

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