To the Northwest angler, the Winter Run Steelhead holds a reputation of near mythic proportions as a hard fighting game fish. The Cowlitz River in Southern Washington is home to vast run of Winter Steelhead and anglers from across the state are willing to give up the comfort of their homes to stand in a freezing river with the chance of catching a Winter Run Steelhead
Big Game Fishing on the Columbia
As their sailboards race across the surface of the Columbia River in the fresh breeze of a hot summer afternoon, I wonder if those sailors ever wonder about the monsters that cruise the depths just a few feet below their boards. You don't believe there are monsters in the Columbia River? Well, then join me for an afternoon of big game fishing on the Columbia.
A small river, the Klickitat is hardly noticeable to the traveller as he drives over the bridge on Highway 24 at the Washington town of Lyle. From the Columbia River, the mouth of the Klickitat is hard to spot from a boat in mid-channel. But, every fall, a hardy run of Coho Salmon make their way into the river mouth. Join StepOutdoors for a fall day on the Klickitat.