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Title: Merwin Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-09-13

Location: Lake Merwin     Fly: Merwin minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: This tiger has good markings and a little hook in the nose! Thas was a good trip had 9 takes and landed 5 biggest was 39 1/2, and smallest was 33".

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Joe with a good buck!

Date: 2018-09-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Joe swung this good buck up this morning! Good day has he went 1 for 3.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another good day on the Lake

Date: 2018-09-06

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris first tiger in the boat this morning! He went 2 for 6. There's some really big fish in this lake that looked at us!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Pretty Hen

Date: 2018-09-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black MS Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: Second fish of the day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Two tagged summer fish!

Date: 2018-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple rabbit


Summer Steelhead


Description: Second fish of the day! Broke off the first one! Some one just got a little trigger happy!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Steelhead!

Date: 2018-08-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: RD has landed a Rainbow unicorn with a fin!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Good day on the Tmuskie waters!

Date: 2018-08-30

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris had a good day went 2 for 3 and, broke a rod setting the hook on a fish! Over all we had 6 on and landed 4

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Merwin Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-08-30

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Black Yak


Tigermuskie


Description: The Hardy Zephrus SWS one piece 8'10" 11wt with a Hardy Ultralite CA DD 9000 loaded with SA Titon taper 11wt intermediate, and a Black Yak fly are the equipment to land these tigers!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The river rock doughnut!

Date: 2018-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: One of a kind! Very rare i think!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Gary had a good evening swing flies

Date: 2018-08-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: un named


Summer Steelhead


Description: Gary went 2 for 3 this evening! He was using a CF Burkheimer 13'9" 6 wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Kasen's 5 lb Fair Trout

Date: 2018-08-20

Location: SW Wasington Fair grounds     Fly: Unknown!


Trout


Description: MY grandson Kasen catches the biggest fish of the fair!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High Country Trout

Date: 2018-08-16

Location: ColdWater Lake     Fly: Hoppers


Rainbow Trout


Description: It's Hoppers, Damsel dries and nymphs, and some buggers time!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: August Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-08-09

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: 43'' of mad tmuskie! This one has a big black growth on its lower back

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 1st Summer Steelhead for Jonathan

Date: 2018-08-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Orange mini truder


Summer Steelhead


Description: Jonathan and a friend came from Korea to swing steelhead. This is Jonathan's first steelhead on the fly. His fishing partner also hooked one and had it on for a long time but it came off.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Merwin Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-07-08

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Black Yak


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris is about to release a 44 inch beast back into the clear water. Kris went 1 for 2 with for the day. a little slow on seeing fish but a very good day overall!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: One Big Squaw Fish!

Date: 2018-07-03

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Squaw Fish


Description: This is the biggest Squaw fish that i have had in my boat, and i seen 2 more chase the fly that looked just has big! And landed a 43' tigermuskie but pictures did not turn out!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: There's a steelhead!

Date: 2018-07-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Unknown!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Rd first of the summer season! So now we know what they look like!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Merwin Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-06-23

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris went 2 for 2 in the short time we where there. The wind started blowing so we had to go find flatter water!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 36 inch Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-06-22

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: The Scott Meridian 8' 10" 10wt handled this tiger!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 36 incher in the new net!

Date: 2018-06-22

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Mayfield Minnow


Tigermuskie


Description: Good looking tiger in the net!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another big fish on the fly

Date: 2018-06-02

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Black Yak


Tigermuskie


Description: This is a good one!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Todd's first Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-05-31

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Hangtime


Tigermuskie


Description: Todd's first muskie of the day! A 30 1/2 beast that fought like a 40 incher!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Little 30 1/2 incher

Date: 2018-05-29

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Hang time


Tigermuskie


Description: 2nd fish of the day! First on was 31 1/2 inches and then this 30 1/2 inch that was a hand full. Tried to spend most of its time in the weeds.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie

Date: 2018-05-23

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: unknown white thing


Tigermuskie


Description: This was one of two for the morning that made it to the measuring table. Lost a another earlier. We have some openings for June and July for these tooth creatures!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 43 1/2 incher released

Date: 2018-05-14

Location:      Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: This was a very heavy 43 1/2 inch fish

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The Fallow

Date: 2018-05-07

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Tigermuskie fallowing the fly! Happen all the time fallow, fallow and swim away!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza/RD


Title: 44 1/2 inch Beast of a TMUSKIE

Date: 2018-05-05

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Black buck tail wiggler


Tigermuskie


Description: After missing the first one, landing the second one, and then lands this beast its a good day! Oh and misses another later!!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 32 1/2 inch tigermuskie

Date: 2018-05-05

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Grey Buck Tail Wiggler


Tigermuskie


Description: First fish of the day for Kris, and more to come!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 41 3/4 tiger

Date: 2018-04-30

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Bucktail changer


Tigermuskie


Description: This one was a good battle! It weighed over 20 lbs.

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Tigermuskie 0n the Fly

Date: 2018-04-29

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Dragon Tail


Tigermuskie


Description: Second fish on the season! 36"er jumped clear out of the water

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First tiger of 2018

Date: 2018-04-24

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: This 39"er was on the 4th cast this morning! Starting the year off right!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Easter Dinner!

Date: 2018-03-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Rabbit


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: Far and few between this year!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: March Chrome!

Date: 2018-03-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple rabbit


Winter steelhead


Description: Nice fish this morning!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Colors of March!

Date: 2018-03-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple rabbit


Winter steelhead


Description: Nice 8lb buck on the swing

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Fish of the year!

Date: 2018-01-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple rabbit


Coho salmon


Description: Little Wild Coho on the swing! There's coho and some steelhead around just need to put the time in!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Hooked coho

Date: 2017-11-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Coho salmon


Description: This is a late hooked nose coho.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late summer steelhead

Date: 2017-10-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: unknown


Summer Steelhead


Description: There's still a few good ones around

Submitted By/Angler: Steve G


Title: Swing Cutts on the October Caddis

Date: 2017-09-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October caddis pupa


Searun Cut


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 6wt time

Date: 2017-09-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Peacock and partridge size 6


Summer Steelhead


Description: Mark gets it done letting the fly swing in shallow water!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fined the steelhead?

Date: 2017-09-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Summer Steelhead


Description: See the steelhead dead center of the picture, between the boots!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 5 lb summer steelhead

Date: 2017-09-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: One for the punch card!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Small mouth action

Date: 2017-09-17

Location: Chehalis River     Fly: The Claw Dad


Small mouth bass


Description: Kris had a good day casting for smallmouth!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Kim's' first summer steelhead

Date: 2017-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: One Kim tied


Summer Steelhead


Description: This is Kim's first time on the Cowlitz river Swing flies , and goes 1 for 2. Kim came from South Korea with 3 other companions to swing fly's.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still tigermuskie hunting!

Date: 2017-08-19

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Black Yak


Tigermuskie


Description: Kim is all smiles on this 41" tigermuskie!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still Catchin the tigermuskies

Date: 2017-08-04

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Bob and Jerry( Jerrys in the picture) had a good day even thought it was hot, and smokey, They went 1 for 3

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Small mouth bass

Date: 2017-08-03

Location: Chehalis River     Fly: White Jaw breaker


to many to count


Description: Caught five different species Blue Gill, Squaw fish, red eyed rock bass, small mouth bass, and large mouth bass all on that on fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Lake Merwin Tmuskies

Date: 2017-08-01

Location: Merwin Lake     Fly: Beast Changer


Tigermuskie


Description: Fished Lake Merwin for the first time, with a couple good old boys from Kalama. We went 2 for 6.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Graduation Gift Tigermuskie

Date: 2017-07-07

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Wyatt's graduation gift from from Lost Creek Fly Shop. 40 inches of tigermuskie

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cute little guy!

Date: 2017-06-28

Location: Mayfiled Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Byron came form Texas to cast for tigermuskies. Caught this little guy. Byron went 1 for 4 on the day.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 40 incher

Date: 2017-06-24

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Dave went 2 for 4 today. Lots of fallows, but that is the norm when chasing tigermuskie with the fly!. Notice the Burkie 10wt on the casting deck!

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Johns first Tigermuskie on the fly

Date: 2017-06-23

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: John's first tigermuskie. For a teenager(that's what i call them) he cleared the water on the first jump and give a good hard fight on the CF Burkheimer 10wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Slow day for Kris just one!

Date: 2017-06-11

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Buck Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris came for the third trip for flyfishing for tigermuskies. Just one in the boat this cloudy day.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: What a tigermuskie looks like up close

Date: 2017-06-06

Location:      Fly: Bucky Bunnie


Tigermuskie


Description: Close up of a 41 incher caught this morning on a Bucky Bunnie

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 44 3/4 incher in the boat after!

Date: 2017-06-02

Location: Mayfiled Lake     Fly: Bucky Bunny


Tigermuskie


Description: Marcus and his brother Zac came up from Arkansas casted the 10wts for Tigermuskie. Marcus hooked and landed a 44 3/4 incher after a brief battle with the fish getting wrapped up in a branch. shortly after the big fish he hooked a smaller one, but it came off at the net. Brother Zac hooked a smaller one in the morning but that battle was brief!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: More Tigermuskie pictures

Date: 2017-05-29

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: The New Bucky Rabbit


Tigermuskie


Description: Kris had another epic day on the lake! hooking 9 and landing 4. The biggest was 43" and the smallest was 27 3/4 inches. This one had a big growth on its back. They sure like the bucky rabbit

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Kris has a Muskie Day!

Date: 2017-05-20

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Mike's Black Flash Fly


Tigermuskie


Description: This was Kris's first muskie trip with the fly rod! hooked 4 and landed 3. A 35",44", and a 44 3/4 incher! All in about a hour! I do believe he's got the tmusk fever!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bobs 44 incher on a fly!

Date: 2017-05-11

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: the creature


Tigermuskie


Description: Bob and Steve Rajeff fly-fishing and (some gear fishing) Fish 3 days landed two on the fly one on gear.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Steve Rajeff with a handsome Tiger

Date: 2017-05-10

Location:      Fly: One Steve tied


Tigermuskie


Description: Steve with his first tigermuskie on the fly

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bobs 43 incher

Date: 2017-05-10

Location: Mayfiled Lake     Fly: 


Tigermuskie


Description: Bob was using muskie gear when he caught this one

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: February Salmon fly

Date: 2017-02-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Salmon fly




Description: Not much as the way of winter steelhead, but the salmon flies are coming off!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead as long has your leg

Date: 2017-02-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Winter steelhead


Description: 14.5 lbs was the weight of this one. Their is some fish showing, but it's like every other day or two.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter/summer steelhead

Date: 2017-01-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Hobo spey


Winter/summer steelhead steelhead


Description: Dan's winter/summer steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter fish!

Date: 2017-01-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sherburt tandum


Winter steelhead


Description: Seal missed this hen.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The needle(coho) in the hay stack!

Date: 2016-10-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz black and blue


Silver Salmon


Description: This one took on swing and strip

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still a few summer steelhead around!

Date: 2016-09-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October spider


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bob has his first summer steelhead on a floating line.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Jim has a nice one!

Date: 2016-09-20

Location: The Wall     Fly: 


summer steelhead


Description: took awhile to get this one in.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 15.4 lbs beast on the October Caddis

Date: 2016-09-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Otober Caddis


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nothing like watching a big fish swirl on the October caddis

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Nice Buck on the swing!

Date: 2016-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: A little wet one


Summer Steelhead


Description: Josh stuck this nice buck swing a dry line and little wet flies. 1 for 3 for the day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: On the skater!

Date: 2016-09-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: A skopper of some kind


ummer Steelhead


Description: Watched this 10 lb buck come up and eat this, and it was a recycled fish to!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chuck with his first Cowlitz summer run

Date: 2016-08-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: August Gold


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice 33 inch hen, and on a single hander for his first trip on the river,

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A new Knee, and new 7133 Burkie

Date: 2016-08-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Summer Steelhead


Description: After a total knee replacement, and a new computer, and the new CF Burkhiemer 7133, were back!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Noah's first spring salmon on the fly

Date: 2016-06-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: A red one


Spring Chinook


Description: Noah was swinging for steelhead when this bright springer took!

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: 42 inches of Tough T Muskey

Date: 2016-06-07

Location: Mayfield lake     Fly: Black Yak


Tighermuskie


Description: Went on a late afternoon run to the lake with the son in law Rocky. He hooked on on a spinner, it came off at the boat. I hooked very large fish and the hooked pulled, and then came this 42" with a 18 inch girth weighing in at 21.17lbs

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Jason and a 46 inch Tmusk

Date: 2016-06-05

Location: Mayfiel Lake     Fly: Tiger Tickler


Tigermuskie


Description: Jason and his buddy Robert had the best day so far! Hooked 5 and landed 4. This 46 incher had a 20 inch girth. So it weighed out at 27.81 lbs

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cam's 36 incher

Date: 2016-06-04

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Tiger Tickler


tigermuskie


Description: Cam's first Washington State tigermuskie. 36 incher! Had 2 more takes, but missed them both. Cam and his dad where on vacation, and want to see what this fishery was like! Way to many fallows to count, and seen lots of fish!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 47 inch monster beast of a tiger!

Date: 2016-06-04

Location: Mayfiled Lake     Fly: The Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Rod first tigermuskie on the fly, and it's a deformed brute! 47 incher, and around 25 plus pounds. Rod and his son Cam saw lots of fish and had a lot of fallows.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cute 23 incher

Date: 2016-06-02

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Naughty Nurse


Tigermuskie


Description: Paul is all smiles after landing this little 23 incher! Lost one right after launching in the morning. Lots of fallows, and sightings

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Now thats a bright summer run steelhead

Date: 2016-05-21

Location: Below I5 bridge on the Cowlitz     Fly: One that caught this fish


Summer Steelhead


Description: Josh sent this picture from a float this morning

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: It's raining and you need sunglasses for this one

Date: 2016-05-21

Location: Below I5 bridge on the Cowlitz River     Fly: Mr. Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Kuzi is wearing the sunglass to look at this one! Thanks for sending the pictures, you guys had a good day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A 23 inch teenage tigermuskie!

Date: 2016-05-18

Location: Mayfield lake     Fly: Little Black Wiggler


Tigermuskie


Description: 23" tigermuskie. This is last years plants, and they look really good! No chewed up fins. Lost a 35 plus incher later in the day. Watching the take is priceless!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Kent's first tigermuskie on the fly!

Date: 2016-05-12

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: a 14 incher


Tigermuskie


Description: Kent came up from California to give this flyfishing for tigermuskie a go! 41incher in the boat, and had one try to take his fly but missed! Seen lots of fish and had a few fallows, another good day on the lake!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 43 inche Beast on the fly

Date: 2016-05-05

Location: SW Washington     Fly: A big one


Tigermuskie


Description: Big fish for this time of the year! Also fought like a big fish. Had a big girth to!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the fly!

Date: 2016-05-03

Location: A lake in Washington State     Fly: Hot Squaw


Tigermuskie


Description: This was a 29" with a big attitude relased and ready for the next time. Just before this tiger, I had relased a 39". Check out Lost Creek Fly shop on Facebook for more pictures. We are now booking trips for tigermuskie and summer steelhead! 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie have some teeth

Date: 2016-05-03

Location:      Fly: 


Tigermuskie


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: The summer run season has started!

Date: 2016-04-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: unknown name in a unknown run


Summer Steelhead


Description: April 24th, First summer run steelhead of 2016. Thanks for taking the picture Robert!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead on the Swing

Date: 2016-04-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: A good one!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Summer Steelhead are starting to show! It only gets better as we get into the summer months. These are hot fish when hooked on the SWING! Book you trip now! 360 520 9855 We also do Tigermuskie trips. These are heart stopping when they take the fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Out west to the Lower Quinault

Date: 2016-04-04

Location: Lower Quinault River     Fly: The Unknown!


Wild Late Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim, and the guide, Richard Underwood Jr. about to take a photo.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Lower Quinault River

Date: 2016-04-04

Location: Lower Quinault River     Fly: Black and Blue


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Bright with sea lice attached! Lower Quinault River Late winter run steelhead. Fishing with Richard Underwood Jr.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeS turza


Title: A little color!

Date: 2016-03-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: One that Steve tied


Late winter steelhead


Description: This buck gave steve a run for his money! Went well into the backing for a hatchery fish!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 12lbs of steelhead silver

Date: 2016-03-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


late winter run steelhead


Description: Dime bright

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First springer on the fly!

Date: 2016-03-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue


Spring Chinook


Description: Tyler had one good take down, and later in the evening had this happen! Congrats Tyler!

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: 15lbs of chrome

Date: 2016-03-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Late winter run steelhead


Description: 35 inches long, 19 inch girth=15 plus pounds!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Open wide!

Date: 2016-03-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple


Winter steelhead


Description: Patrick with a good one!

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Plan D Fly Boxs

Date: 2016-03-08

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: 


Steelhead, and salmon


Description: Good boxs for intruder, and skagit minnow type flys. We have these at the shop now, and will be on the website soon.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chrome from the Cowlitz

Date: 2016-02-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube


Winter steelhead


Description: The take was impresive, It was like getting blind sided from the wife! 33"long 17" girth = 11.92lbs

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: One for the punch card!

Date: 2016-02-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and red


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim's looking content with this nice buck in hand!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High Water Winter Steelhead

Date: 2016-02-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Balck and purple


Winter steelhead


Description: Water level when photo was taken was 11,700 cfs. Swinging the Scott T3h 13'6" 7wt. Fish took on the hang down. Casting a SA Skagit extrem 520 with 160gr sink3/sink5 Textured tip from SA. Very good set up for winter fishing, and with the lighter tips well into summer and fall.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Chinook on the swing! Again

Date: 2016-01-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Picture tells the story


Wild Chinook


Description: Well I was fooled again! Another very bright wild chinook!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Chinook in Late January

Date: 2016-01-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Picture tells the story




Description:

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Chinook In late January

Date: 2016-01-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Chinook


Description: These things fight hard! About has hard has they get. And the take!WOW! Good thing I had the CF Burkhiemer 8133.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter chrome

Date: 2016-01-12

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Good old black and purple


Winter steelhead


Description: 32" long and 17" girth= 12 lbs +/- Not bad for the first winter steelhead of 2016, and 12 inches of visability!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High and dirty

Date: 2016-01-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Big and Black or Purple


Winter steelhead??


Description: River flow is 14,400 and it's very murky to muddy, with about about 10 +/- inches of visability. And it will be these way for awhile, has both upper reservoirs are muddy.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still looking for the elusive Coho

Date: 2015-11-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Fall Chinook


Description: The fall chinook still give a good fight on the swing, but this is not what I'm looking for. The coho still elude me! I have hooked a few but none to the net yet!

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: Still looking for coho's

Date: 2015-10-25

Location: Cowlitz River      Fly: Black with blue


Summer Steelhead


Description: Coho fishing might be slow but the summer steelhead are still on the bite in certian places

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The Beast

Date: 2015-10-15

Location: Cowlitz River near Longview WA.     Fly: Unknown


Summer Steelhead


Description: Jim landed the the biggest summer steelhead I've seen caught on the swing in a long time. We guessed it to be in the mid to upper teens. Hopefully it will make it back to the hatchery and be used for brood stock(hopefully)

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: This was supposed to be a Coho!

Date: 2015-10-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue


Fall Chinook


Description: Had one good grab, and I thought i was into the silvers! Went another 20 feet, and this fall king hen grab it, and we played tug a war for a few minutes, before she came to the end of her swim!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The season is winding down

Date: 2015-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Purple red tadum tube


Searun cutthroat


Description: Orion caught a few nice Searun cutts, but no steelhead came to the fly. The summer steelhead is coming to a close, with a few fish still being caught at Blue Creek. It is now time to focus on the coho run.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still swing them up!

Date: 2015-09-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October caddis


Summere Steelhead


Description: Noah's landes his first steelhead on the fly. A very trouty take he said. Still swing a october caddis.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: When the going gets tough! Mr. White fish!

Date: 2015-09-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis


White Fish


Description: Here is a nice fat white fish. The searun cutthroat fishing has been slower than in normal. A few fish here and there. The fall kings are on there spawning beds in different areas than normal due to low water. The steelhead are getting harder to find except if you fish right at blue creek flats.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Caddis time

Date: 2015-09-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis


Summer Steelhead


Description: Terry, and Bramdon had a good day on the swing!. 8 takes, and 6 to the net with one double. Aslo 2 searun cutts. Using 5, and 6 wt single handers with floating lines. For more pictures please go to my facebook page lostcreek flyshop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The natural look of a steelhead

Date: 2015-09-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: I took this picture of this steelhead next to shore. It was just resting there. It allowed me to take some photos, pretty cool!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Just a good day to swing!

Date: 2015-09-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Randy had a very, very good day. 8 take downs, and landed 5! The little steelhead was 24 inches long, and fought like it wad 34 inches long. Still some very bright fish coming in. All on the swing!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Ivans big buck

Date: 2015-09-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Coachmen Sturza Style


Summer Steelhed


Description: Ivan landed this nice 12lb summer buck after a good battle. So far his biggest steelhead to the net.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still need the sun glasses in September!

Date: 2015-09-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: At 72 years of age Ivan is still after it. Summer steelhead this bright in mid September, and still a few coming in. Not red hot but enought to keep swing away!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still swinging them up!

Date: 2015-09-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Red


Cowlitz River


Description: No bobber show here, all on the swing! Still have some nice bright fish coming in.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Caught em! gutted em, and tagged em!

Date: 2015-09-03

Location: Cowlitz river     Fly: Lil red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught, cleaned, and tagged, and then caught another one! Ashley came up from California with her grama, and family, and she want to learn to swing using the spey rod. Here first time out she landeds 2, this may not make most guys happy!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Where's the sun glasses!

Date: 2015-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Some very bright fish still coming in! Toni finally got his chance and landed his first steelhead on the swing!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Some bright fish still on the swing!

Date: 2015-08-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Mr. Kuzi had another good day on the swing! Landed 2 and, had 5 more on. 2 that really tore him up! Really long runs, and ran well into his backing!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searuns are on the move!

Date: 2015-08-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 15 1/2 searun cutt


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Rome with his first searun of the day. We are starting to see more searuns through out the river.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Sea Runs are coming!

Date: 2015-08-26

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Searun Cutthroat


Description: The Searuns cutts are starting to show! Just one or two here and there! But there coming and so is some rain.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Good day for the swing.

Date: 2015-08-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Lil Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Good day for John, and his son Don. Both fish caught during the bright part of the day on the swing! They came all the way from up state New York. There is fresh fish still coming in but the peak of the run is over. Reports are saying that the cutts are still in the lower river, and will be here soon.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Worked for this one!

Date: 2015-08-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Larry had to swing a lot of water before connecting today. It was hot and bright but steelhead will take a fly in sunning bright conditions!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 6128 CF Burkhiemer.

Date: 2015-08-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Crush


Summer Steelhead


Description: This 10lb buck really gave the 6128 Burkie a bend! For a 6 weight this is the rod. Best 6wt spey I've casted yet. It has a strong tip for pulling sink tips, and a sweet deep flex, with a strong butt section. Ideal for 5 to 10 lb steelhead. The skagit line used is a Ambush 400. Perfect match for this rod!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Skyler's limited out!

Date: 2015-08-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Skyler sent me this picture this morning. Limited outed out and back at the truck by 7:30!

Submitted By/Angler: Skyler


Title: Burkie Power!

Date: 2015-08-09

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Little Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Kuzi had a good by any standards! Swing up 6 and landed 3. The CF Burkhiemer 6128 laned 2 of the 3! A burkie 7127 was the other rod used in todays adventure! OH by the way, two of the three fish today where caught between 1 and 2pm in bright sunlight!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: mikesturza


Title: It's my first on the fly!

Date: 2015-08-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Little red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Kirk come down from Olympia to get some instruction on swinging for steelhead, and we were not 2 hrs into it when he hit his first steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: mikesturza


Title: Limited out

Date: 2015-08-05

Location: Cowlitz River      Fly: Little Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bill went 3 for 3. His first steelhead was his first of the summer, and the rest is history!

Submitted By/Angler: mikesturza


Title: First Summer Steelhead

Date: 2015-08-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Little Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Yin came all the way from Singapore to catch his first Summer Run Steelhead. Yin has fished in the northwest before but never for summer steelhead. He went 2 for 8 in 2 1/2 days.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First searun cutthroat of the season

Date: 2015-08-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple nurple


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Yan caught the first searun cutthroat of the season. Yan came all the way from Singapore to fish for summer steealhead. After 2 and half days he hooked 8 and landed 2 summer steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Tagged

Date: 2015-07-28

Location: Lower Cowlitz     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Josh fished with me last year around this same time, and caught a tagged fish. This year in almost the same spot he caught another tagged steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: After dinner run

Date: 2015-07-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Nurple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Kent landed this nice lttile summer run after dinner.

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: A swung up steelhead

Date: 2015-07-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red One


summer steelhead


Description: Here's one Tom landed that he swung up! Not to sugar coat this but there is alot of guide boats and weedend folks, making it tough on the fly guys.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Alex's first steelhead on the swing!

Date: 2015-07-11

Location: Lower Cowlitz     Fly: Purple


Summer steelhead


Description: Alex and his dad came out from the midwest to swing for summer steelead. Alex hooked and landed 2 for his first trip!

Submitted By/Angler: Alex


Title: Big Bright Buck

Date: 2015-07-09

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: RED!


Summer Steelhead


Description: It's Big, It's Bright and It's a Buck, on the swing! That's all I can say.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike & MIke


Title: Double!

Date: 2015-07-06

Location: Lower Cowlitz     Fly: I don't have a name for the purple thing?


Summer steelhead


Description: One shy of the limit!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: End of June Steelhead

Date: 2015-06-30

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: A red one


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice way to end the month! Hopefully July is better than June was for these chrome creatures!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cristning of the 7125 3pc Burkie

Date: 2015-06-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: So secret he would not tell me!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Phil got the skunk off, and landed this very bright Summer Steelhead on his new 7125 3pc Burkie.

Submitted By/Angler: Phil


Title: The sun is coming up!

Date: 2015-06-22

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: With the sun coming up, you can tell by how bright the belly is! This 10 lb fresh chrome summer steelhead, hit hard, and took alot of backing out!

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead!

Date: 2015-06-15

Location: Lower Colwitz River     Fly: Red Tadum tube


Summer steelhead


Description: Fishing has been slow. River is low and clear. Hopefully we have a strong run, and they are just taking there time getting here.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Mr. Wilson flyfishing for the T-musk

Date: 2015-05-24

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: White Russian


Tigermuskie


Description: Mr.Wilson's first Tigermuskie of the season. Seen a few today not many, as there was a slight breeze all day which made it tough to see. This fish was 43'' long and we guessed it weighed in at around 25lbs.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza/Mr. Wilson


Title: Where back on the water!

Date: 2015-05-21

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Not sure what to call it!


Tigermuskie


Description: After a 10 week delay, where back on the water! Chris with his first 40 plus inch Tigermuskie on the fly!

Submitted By/Angler: Chris/MikeSturza


Title: Color of winter!

Date: 2015-02-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black mole leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Second fish of the morning. Nice colored up buck!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Evening swing has it's rewards!

Date: 2015-02-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Made with rabbit, and tubes


Winter Steelhead


Description: Fished the evening after all the boats left, and the river gets quite. Swung this fresh from the sea 10+ lb hen that just lost her sealice. You can see the scar above the anal fin.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Jims's first of the year on the fly!

Date: 2015-02-09

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Some black and red thingy!


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim's first winter steelhead on the fly for 2015! He hooked another but it came off during the fight. Dam barbless hooks again!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Big Hatchery Hen for Patrick

Date: 2015-02-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Rainy day, high water, up stream wind, and a big bright winter steelhead hen for Patrick.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Super Bowl Sunday Winter Steelhead

Date: 2015-02-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Rising the river again, but this 1 salt fish took well. About 6 to 7 lbs. Could be a good year! Just saying?

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Chrome !!!!!!!!!

Date: 2015-01-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Chrome for Phil!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bright Day Bright Fly = Winter Steel

Date: 2015-01-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: There is a few starting to sneak in. Landed this one today, and lost one yesterday!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High water Winter steelhead

Date: 2015-01-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: It's been along time in posting! But due to highwater, and lack of fish, were back in the game! Water level is 11,100 cfs but if you know where to go, it can be done!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Burkies on the rack!

Date: 2014-12-19

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: What ever you want to tie on!


Winter Steelhead


Description: The rods are back on the rack untill the next low water!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still coming in fresh from the sea!

Date: 2014-11-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: Look close at the anal fin and you will see the sealice! The SA Skagit Extreme intergrated lines work really well in this high water condtions!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early morning silver

Date: 2014-11-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: It was 20 degrees when i left the house this morning, right at day light. Seen 2 does and one nice 2 point buck. Third cast this 10 lb silver hen took the fly! There still chrome fish coming in. Winter fish are right around the corner!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early Winter Steelhead on the fly!

Date: 2014-11-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Unknown!


Winter Steelhead


Description: Bill sent me this from his phone Monday, and I just remebered it. This is the first winter run of the season on the fly!. There may not be many early fish coming back this year but those that are, should be big ones!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cold East wind Coho's

Date: 2014-11-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: I had the good fortune to guide Leland Miyawaki, and his fishing partner Brian L for Silvers. They had 12 Grabs between them, and Leland landed this colored up silver, and Brain hooked, and landed 2 chrome silvers. Both were hatchery fish so they got a ride in the boat! Cold east wind all day, but the fishing was still good. Thanks Guys!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cold East wind Coho's

Date: 2014-11-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: Here's Brian's 2 fish from yesterday. Fishing with Brain, and Leland. Sorry for the pictures there from a Iphone

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Dime Bright Silvers

Date: 2014-11-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Silver Salmon


Description: Tom's first silver salmon on the fly. This one will make good table fair.Tom is a seasoned angler, but has yet to hook and land a salmon on the fly until today. Tom hooked and landed another silver later in the day but that one had to many fins so we let it swim up river!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Little coho action!

Date: 2014-11-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: 7133 Burkie, speedster no. 4, SA 520 Skagit Extreme! Good combo for the cohos!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High water silver

Date: 2014-11-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Unnamed


Silver Salmon


Description: Jim had a really good morning had 5 grabs, and most of them just about took the rod out of his hand. He did manage to land this big ole hooked nose. Water level was 10,000 cfs

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early Morning Coho salmon on the swing!

Date: 2014-11-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Tandum tube


Silver Salmon


Description: Early morning, this coho took the fly on the swing.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: It's Coho Time

Date: 2014-10-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue


Silver Salmon


Description: This is last years's pictures becuase I was not fast enough to take the pictures of the ones I hooked and landed today! 5 grabs and landed 2. Now's the time to book a trip for silvers on the fly! 360 520 9855 Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: mikesturza


Title: Sunny day, bright late Summer run!

Date: 2014-10-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Bright day Bright fly


Summer Steelhead


Description: 3rd fish of the day! 2 to the net!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 11'5" 5wt CF Burkhiemer, and Searun Cutts

Date: 2014-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Larry trying out the 11' 5" 5wt on the cutts. Light in the hand, cast a 320 SA scandie line really nice.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer steelhead on the swing!

Date: 2014-10-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Had the Hardy St. Andrew screamin this evening!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer steelhead on the swing!

Date: 2014-10-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Had the Hardy St. Andrew screamin this evening!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Ed' first summer steelhead on the fly!

Date: 2014-09-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Summer Steelhead


Description: This was Ed's first steelhead, and searun cutthroat trip. 18 inch cutt , 21 inch cutt, and a steelhead. The is was Ed's second steelhead of day, the first fish he hooked did not want to come to the net! Ed caught and relaesed numerous other cutts through out the day! All swing small wet flies!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fall Chinook caught on the swing

Date: 2014-09-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: RedTandumTube


Fall Chinook


Description: Wild and ready to be released. Fall Chinook on the swing! Kuzi went one chinook, and one steelhead for the day! Also hooked and landed some searuncutts.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 18 inch Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2014-09-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Partridge and Peacock


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Mike with a 18 inch hatchery searun cutthroat

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Steelhead on a six weight

Date: 2014-09-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Coachmen


Summer Steelhead


Description: Terry a life time member of the CCA with a summer steelhead on a six weight flyrod he made has a young boy.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Goog day For Carey

Date: 2014-09-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis


Wild Summer Steelhead


Description: Carey Yuen, had a really good day swing for steelhead, and searun cutts. Here's the first steelhead of the day to the net, but had too many fins so we let that one go! A wild steelhead! Carey hooked 5 and landed 2 steelhead for the day.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fall Chinook Jack on the fly

Date: 2014-09-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Fall Chinook Jack


Description: Patrcik fished hard all day, and has soon has the sun got off the water, he hooked amd landed this Fall Chinook Jack, which in now headed for the barbecue.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: RD has a very good day!

Date: 2014-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead coachmen


Summer Steelhead


Description: Smells like lots of fish. Ted and I did a guided trip with Mikey and fished all the usual places with guidance, subtleties, and nuances. The river was flowing at 3190 cfs and it was cloudy much of the day. I had 5 grabs and 3 hookups and was fortunate to land all 3 fish. The largest was estimated at 31” and 10 lbs by Mikey. All 3 solid hookups were on the Steelhead Coachman fly and caught with the Beulah 6 wt Platinum Spey and a Scandi line. Two of the three hookups came in moderately bright sunlight in shallow water. I watched the SH come up and eat the fly! RD

Submitted By/Angler: RD/MikeSturza


Title: First Fall Chinook of the season!

Date: 2014-09-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Fall Chinook


Description: Randy hooked this Fall Chinook on the third cast. This was Randy's first fall chinook on the fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Father, Son First double of the season!

Date: 2014-09-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red tandum, and purple Tandum


Fall Chinook, and Summer Steelhead


Description: The first double of the season, and all swing flies!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Buck

Date: 2014-08-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Crush Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Steelhead bucks, and baldface hornets! It's that time of year again. Randy from the east side of the mountians came over to swing a few flies and did a good job of it. Hooked 4 and landed 1, and had a few more good take downs. This fish was caught during the hot part of the day! Mike Sturza's FlyFishintg Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chrome Steelhead still coming in

Date: 2014-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Crush Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Judson Reifschneider was swing a black crush when this chrome summer steelhead decided to eat it. This was Judsons first steelhead ever, and it was on a FLY! Concrats Judson! I hope when I'm 78 years old I can still be fly fishin!! Sea run cutts are starting to become part of the limits now.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Searun Cutt on the fly

Date: 2014-08-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Izzy came all the way from South Texas with her husband Chris, to fish the Cowlitz and try to catch a summer steelhead. After this picture was taken of Izzy's first searun cutthroat, she did hook a summer steelhead and got the chance to feel the take and play the fish for awhile before to came off. Rod of choice was the CF Burkheimer 12'5" 7wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 3 of 5

Date: 2014-08-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: One that caught fish!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bill was fishing with his brother in law, Tony today. Bill hooked 5 and landed this really nice buck, to make the third fish to the net.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: One Salt and Two Salt Summer Steelhead

Date: 2014-08-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Crush Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: One Salt and a Two salt summer steelhead. Both on the swing. Still fresh fish are entering the river. Sea runs are still scattered but they are around.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Hooked 8, and landed 2

Date: 2014-08-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: The new Black Crush tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Larry had a day most guys dream about. Hooked eight and landed two.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Steelhead and searun cutthroat!

Date: 2014-08-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Little purple one!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Paul hooks two today, and lands both of them! While his son Paul hooked 2 and lost both of them, but did manage to get a Searun cutt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 33 1/2 inch Buck

Date: 2014-08-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Here's one the hatchery won't get! 33 1/2 inch 13 pound buck. Had two good pulls from two other fish but they both where on the hang down. Evening fishing has it rewards! The 11' 7" 7wt Burkie is sweet summer rod! That's all i have to say about that!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Howards first fish of the day!

Date: 2014-08-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Howard had one good pull, the fish in the picture and lost another after a really good battle which included falling in up to his arm pits!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Sunny day, Really bright Summer run!

Date: 2014-08-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Tyler Comeau hooks and lands a 30 inch plus summer steelhead during the brightest part of the day.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 32 inches of Summer Steelhead

Date: 2014-08-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: This nice buck is headed for the grill!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Searun Cutt of the summer!

Date: 2014-08-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Silver Hilton


Searun Cutthroat


Description: This is going to be some good eating! Casting the CF Burkheimer 12' 7" 7wt with a SA Scandie 400 line.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 1st Recycled Steelhead of the season

Date: 2014-07-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead head purple tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Josh had a good day hooked and landed the first recycled steelhead of the season and hooked 3 more, but they all where camera shy!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Father and Son flyfishing!

Date: 2014-07-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red/Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: The river was really busy with guide boats side drifting and pulling plugs, but Tom(holding the fish)hooked two and landed one swinging flys. Tom caught this fish using a 11'5" 5wt. Sitting beside Tom is his dad Paul.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: More summer steel!

Date: 2014-07-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue!!!!!!


Summer Steelhead


Description: James sent this picture from last Friday. Their not all caught on Red!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 1st Summer Steelhead on the Spey rod!

Date: 2014-07-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red


Summer run Steelhead


Description: After 2 years of a hard learning curve, Larry hooked and landed his first summer steelhead on the fly. Larry was fishing the Echo Tr 13' 7wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Hot Day! Hot Steelhead on the fly!

Date: 2014-07-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red


Summer Steelhead


Description: Hot Day! Hot Steelhead! This was Orin's first steelhead on the fly! This fish fought a good battle! One he won't forget! Bright day bright red fly. Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 7133 Burkie is becoming the go to rod!

Date: 2014-07-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer black and purple tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Evening time on the river has it's rewards! 7133 Burkhiemer is becoming the all around rod.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Happy Fourth of July!

Date: 2014-07-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alan and Judy from Hermosa Beach, CA spent the evening swinging flies. First time on the Cowlitz, and Alan hooks and lands his very first summer steelhead. Nice way to celibrate the 4th of July!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The smile tells the story!

Date: 2014-07-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Myron is all smiles. These summer fish are hitting hard and going well into the backing. So hang on!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The smiles just keep coming!

Date: 2014-07-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: The smile tells this story! Joe had two fish hit today that just about took the rod out of his hand This is one of them the that made the photo shoot! Over all Joe hit 3 fish today and landed one.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 44 inche Tigermuskie on the fly!

Date: 2014-06-27

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Slambulance!


Tigermuskie


Description: 44 incher being released. Notice the growth on the back!

Submitted By/Angler: Kris/Blake


Title: Their so bright this time of year!

Date: 2014-06-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Gus broke in him new custum built CF Burkhiemer 7134 on this chromer!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First summer run of the summer!

Date: 2014-06-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tadum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Dusty with his first summer steelhead of the season! Conrats!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Dime Bright!

Date: 2014-06-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Dime bright summer steelhead on the 7133 CF Burkheimer. All most need to wear sunglasses!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead on the fly

Date: 2014-06-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple egg sucking Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: One of our local boys puts the hammer down on this summer steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Purple Reverse Maribou Spey Fly in the Cowlitz

Date: 2014-06-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Reverse Maribou Spey


Summer Steelhead


Description: My personal favorite is to be wonked in the head after grabbing a Purple Reverse Maribou Spey Fly in the Cowlitz. The perpetrator was a 25” Female Steelhead perhaps 5-6 lbs. She took 4 nice jumps before acting like a sack of potatoes and losing the tug of war with a 7134 Burkheimer.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Two takes Two Summer run Steelhead!

Date: 2014-06-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tadum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Two chromers on Fathers Day!

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Good Tiger for Terry!

Date: 2014-06-05

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Here's a hefty 43 inch Tigermuskie that Terry caught one his first trip to Mayfield lake flyfishing for Tigermuskie! Book your trip now full days or half. I recommend 1/2 days if you have never done this. Give me a call 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: 38 1/2 incher!

Date: 2014-05-29

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Beasty Tigermuskie

Submitted By/Angler: Mikesturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly no 3

Date: 2014-05-20

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: This is Kris's third fish of the day, and it's a forty incher! This was Kris's first day flyfishing for Tigermuskies and a outstanding day it was. Hooking 3 all on the fly.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly no 2

Date: 2014-05-20

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Here's a 30 incher Kris landed! He looks like a proud Papa! He should this was his first trip out with Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly no 1

Date: 2014-05-20

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Here's Kris's first Tigermuskie on the fly. He's doing a lake side operating on it to get the hook out, hook was a little deep in the throat, so this was the best picture, so as to get the fish back on it's way!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: It's Tiger buy the tail time!

Date: 2014-05-16

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: 43 inches of hard pulling beast. Newphew Nick behide the camera. If you want to start fishing for these toothe critters now is the time. Give me a call 360 520 9855.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie are on the bite

Date: 2014-05-16

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: 


TIGERMUSKIE


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Holy Bat Man

Date: 2014-05-04

Location: The Cowlitz River     Fly: Unknown




Description: I think it's dead!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Here's a Trout!

Date: 2014-05-02

Location: Elma Ponds     Fly: Nymph


Rainbow trout


Description: Bob Young from Rochester Wa brought this lunker by the shop this morning. The picture just does not show the size of this thing!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A little spring trout fishing!

Date: 2014-04-28

Location: Lewis County     Fly: Black rabbit leech


Rainbow trout


Description: Trying out a new pond!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Soggy Saturday

Date: 2014-04-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Reverse Marabou


Winter Steelhead


Description: James with a late winter steelhead. James went 2 for 1 today, and his fishing partner Scott landed one in the next photo. Lost Creek fly Shop did the shuttle this morning so these guys could have good day on the river!

Submitted By/Angler: James W


Title: All smiles on a soggy Saturday

Date: 2014-04-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Reverse Marabou


Late Winter run steelhead


Description: Scott's all smiles with a nice Late Winter run steelhead. Very rewarding to catch and land steelhead with your own hand tied fly!

Submitted By/Angler: James W/ Scott


Title: Wet day but yet happy day!

Date: 2014-04-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple reverse maribou spey fly.


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: I was using a Burkheimer 7117, and Water Works Lamson Speedster 3.5 with 10 feet of T-11 and 15 lb fluorocarbon leader with a purple reverse maribou spey fly.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Foggy Monday Morning!

Date: 2014-04-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/blue


Late winter run steelhead


Description: Bill B.with a late winter run steelhead on a foggy Monday morning. The picture looks better when you smile Bill!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Good Day on April 3rd 2014

Date: 2014-04-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple, Black and Blue


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: Mike Merill from Tacoma hooked 6 and landed 4 on a very windy, rainy Tursday. This was MIke's 2nd trip with the spey rod! Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. All around good day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Breaking in the retirement gift!

Date: 2014-03-31

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Marabou


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Jim, thanks for the great retierment gift a CF Burkeimer 8128 from Cardinal CG. Jim went 2 for 1 today!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Egg Wagon

Date: 2014-03-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple


Winter Steelhead


Description: She took hard and fast! Took some pictures and let her continue on her way to the upper Cowlitz!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Giant Stonefly

Date: 2014-03-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Giant Stonefly Nymph




Description: You can tell when spring is coming when these monsters start crawling around. This guy does not have small hands either.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 6 pounds or 16 pounds, It's all about the take

Date: 2014-03-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red one!


Winter Steelhead


Description: This was Patrick's first winter steelhead on the fly! Not the biggest, but it did pull really hard, and jump alot!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another 6 pounder to the net!

Date: 2014-03-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red


Winter Steelhead


Description: Bill, Patrick's father in law with a little winter hen. Fish are starting to show, hopfully they get bigger! Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A lota chrome and a little red!

Date: 2014-03-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Late winter run steelhead


Description: No. 2 this morning, first fish was camera shy! A few openings for the month of March, and April, Fishing is starting to improve(a little!). Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead are showing!

Date: 2014-02-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and purple


Late winter steelhead


Description: Fish are showing,and some even bite a fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bill's first winter steelhead of the season

Date: 2014-02-14

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange one


Winter Steelhead


Description: Bill's first late winter run steelhead of the season caught on the fly. Chrome as Chrome bright can be! The late winter fish are slowly making there way up river, just need to put sometime in. No one every said flyfishing for winter steelhead was easy! Just ask Bill!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza/Bill Barker


Title: The B run is starting to show!

Date: 2014-01-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red and white


Late Winter run steelherad


Description: Here's a B run! There starting to sneak in now! You can't fish from the couch to catch one of these, so get out and fish! Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Never know what you see under the bridge

Date: 2014-01-26

Location: Lewis County     Fly: None




Description: The trolls put a lot of time on this painting!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First on the spey rod!

Date: 2014-01-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Shrimp taco


Winter Steelhead


Description: Gustavo Lopez's first steelhead on the spey rod! He was trying out the guides CF Burkheimer 8128 when this buck took him for a ride!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Down River Steelhead

Date: 2014-01-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and blue


Winter Steelhead


Description: Tyler Comeau with his first steelhead of the 2014 sesaon! Even though it's a downriver steelhead (meaning it's already spawned and headed back down stream) it took a swung fly and made for a slow day. CF Burheimer 7125 was the rod of choice, and a black and blue fly. Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: River Keeper

Date: 2014-01-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Dark Purple




Description: This Bald Eagle has been nesting in this nest for a few years now! There always there in the mornings watching me fish! River is 6,000 and had about 3' visability Late winter runs should be showing any day. Do not get discuraged, just keep fishing! It will happen!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStrurza


Title: First Chromer of the year!

Date: 2014-01-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: First touch of the Chrome for 2014! Still have openings for this coming late winter run of steelhead. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The Mouth of Lost Creek

Date: 2014-01-07

Location: Western Washinton     Fly: Little pink ones




Description: Broke out the single hander for a change of pace and did some nymph fishing on my home water! Two really nice cutts and and one very large Coho but they all where camera shy! Cowlitz is running high, but has some fish in it for those willing to get out and try. Fish the soft seams and runs!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: December Coho on the Fly

Date: 2013-12-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Tandum Tube


Coho Salmon


Description: Still catching Coho on the fly. Steelheading is slow. Being patience, letting you fly swing slow, and have confidence, and the tug will come!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Chrome!

Date: 2013-12-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Winter Steelhead


Description: First winter run steelhead in the boat! Water flow was 11,400 cfs. High water but still fishable!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: New 7134 Vintage CF Burkheimer!

Date: 2013-12-06

Location: SW Washington River     Fly: None


Winter Steelhead


Description: Phil's first Burkheimer. A 7134 Vintage rigged for the it's first day on the water!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Hatchery Chrome Coho

Date: 2013-11-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tandum Tube


Coho


Description: Had to try for the winter steelhead again this morning, and I thought I had one till we netted this Hatchery Chromer Coho. Took like a steehead, fought like a steelhead, but it's going to taste like a salmon! Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A silver, Silver!

Date: 2013-11-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Wold Coho


Description: Wild Coho about to be released. Troy Logan behind the camera. Still trying to catch that first winter run steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Coho!

Date: 2013-11-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Wild Coho


Description: Still trying to catch that first winter steelhead, but these guys keep biting! Water flows are 10,300, still high but if you know where. you can still fish. Book a trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service to find out!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A picture from the 90's

Date: 2013-11-19

Location: Skykomish River     Fly: UNknown


Winter steelhead


Description: Ron Lether sent me this picture from the 90's This is what the big ones look like! This Steelie was 42inches and weighed 25 pounds 2 ounces, with incredibly massive girth. It was a wild fish caught on the lower Skykomish in 1995 on the last day of April.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Color of the Coho

Date: 2013-11-15

Location: Cowlitz River Below Mission Bar     Fly: Black and Blue One


Coho


Description: The colors of the Coho! Nice Coho buck on the 12' 8" 8wt (8128) CF Burkheimer, Lamson/Water works no. 4 Speedster, Scientific Anlgers Skagit Extreme 560, 10' of SA 10, and 17.6 Stroft, and a fly! Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service. Starting to book trips for the winter steelhead season. Thanks to RD for the net job!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fly Tying classes

Date: 2013-11-14

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: Steelhead and trout


Steelhead and trout


Description: Fly Tying classes Nov. 20th Classes start at 6 pm and go till 8. Bring your own tools, material will be provided. We will be tying steelhead and trout flies that work on our local waters! Cost is Free! Limit chairs so call early!. 360 978 5049 or 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Chrome Cowlitz River Coho

Date: 2013-11-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Tandum Tube


Coho Salmon


Description: They don't get much brighter than this! I first thought it it was a early winter run steelhead, till I went to landed it. The rod of choice it the CF Burkheimer 11' 7" 7wt! A very good alround rod. Coho, Chums, Steelhead handles e'm all! Come to the shop and test cast one on the pond! Lost creek Fly Shop. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chrome Cowlitz River Coho

Date: 2013-11-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Coho Salmon


Description: Lost creek Fly Shop. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chrome Chum on the fly!

Date: 2013-11-01

Location: SW Washington Stream     Fly: Fusha Prom Dress


Chum Salmon


Description: Phil Fravel about to relase a chrome chum. One of the best catching days I can remeber! Swinging for chums and them taking on the swing! If you want to fight wth one of these chums, book a trip with Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chum Salmon are colorfull

Date: 2013-11-01

Location: SW Washington River     Fly: Fusha Prom Dress


Chum Salmon


Description: This is one of the many chum we caught through out the day. Fresh from salt, and many had sealice on them! The CF Burheimer 11'7" 7wt was the rod of choice, and had no trouble handling these hard fight fish! Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Sea LIce

Date: 2013-11-01

Location: SW Washingotn River     Fly: Prom Dress


Chum Salmon


Description: Most of the chum we caught had these little creatures on them. Sealice on fresh chum salmon. The Echo 2 11' 7wt is a really good short spey rod for coastal river chum fishing. You can come to Lost Creek Fly Shop to test cast this rod and the CF Burkeimer rods on the casting pond!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chum Salmon!

Date: 2013-10-27

Location: Coastal River in NW Washington     Fly: Fuschia Prom Dress


Chum Salmon


Description: The CF Burkhiemer 11'7" 7wt showed no mercy on this 15lb Chum Salmon.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bright Chum Salmon no.2

Date: 2013-10-27

Location: NW Washington Coastal River     Fly: Pink and purple Prom Dress


Chum Salmon


Description: Chris with a bright Chum hen.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: CF Burkheimer 11'5" 5wt

Date: 2013-10-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: The Beaver emerger!


Sea run cuthroat


Description: Alan Yamashita fishing the CF Burkheimer 11'5" 5wt. Has Alan said, this is one SWEET trout spey rod! Stop buy the shop and test cast one!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fishing the Grande Rhonde River

Date: 2013-10-22

Location: the Grande Rhonde River     Fly: purple summer leech with the orange bead head


Summer Steelhead


Description: My first Grande Rhonde River steelhead on the Burkheimer 7117 Spey. I used 10' of T-8, a Skagit SW line and the purple summer leech with the orange bead head

Submitted By/Angler: Ranger Bob


Title: NATIVE!

Date: 2013-10-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange Beaded/Black Tandum Tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: By far the bigggest Searun cutthroat to the hand this season, just under 20"! Landed another a few cast later that went 17". Lots of salmon spawing, and dying. The river banks are starting to stink!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cutthroats, and Silvers

Date: 2013-10-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead,and Black Tandum Tube


Silver salmon jack, and Searun cutthroat


Description: Rd with a Silver Jack and a Searun cutthroat. The Summer steelhead are still far and few between. Cutthroat are still in good numbers from Blue Creek to the Barrier dam.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Echo Trio!

Date: 2013-10-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Searun Cutthroat


Description: The Echo trio! The rod, reel and line. Bandit with one of many searun Cutthroat. The outfit Bandits' fishing with is his birthday gift! Nice way to break it in! Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Good Day to Flyfish for Summer Steelhead!

Date: 2013-10-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Special


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fine day on the river! Myron hooked and lands TWO steelhead on the fly! His Partner Joe also hooked but lost both of of them. Good day to be on the water! Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Nice searun cutthroat on the fly!

Date: 2013-10-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Dale is holding one of the many he caught today!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer run on a 5wt!

Date: 2013-10-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Summer Steelhead


Description: Tim's first steelhead on the fly, and on a 9' 5wt! Really good day! Lots of cutts and finished the day on this really nice summer run steelhead! Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Two at the Same Time!

Date: 2013-10-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis, and Peacock, and Partridge


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Water flows are back down to 6,100 cfs. Fishing for Searun Cutthroat is still very good. Hooked 2 at one time on a tandum rig this morning. October caddis, and Peacock, and Partridge. Two fish at one time is a blast!. Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: High Water! 10,400 cfs

Date: 2013-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver, October Caddis Pupa, and the P, and P


Searun Cuttthroat


Description: Water Flows are 10,400 cfs,and visability is about 2 1/2 feet on the Cowlitz River, and the searun cutthroat are on the inside and softer seams of the river. The October caddis pupa, beavers, and peacock, and partridge were working well today, even in the colored-up water.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bad weather, and good fishing!

Date: 2013-09-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Tyler Comeau the Assistant Director at Coastal Conservation Association Washington, hooked and landed this 8lb summer run steelhead on Stroft 5.3 lb tippet, and a October Caddis Pupa. Also a limit of Searun Cutthroat on the October Caddis pupa, and a sz 14 beaver. Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Really Nice Searun Cutthroat This year!

Date: 2013-09-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Searun Cutthroat


Description: This year the Searun Cutthroat are in good numbers, and size.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Ever catch one of these?

Date: 2013-09-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Orange Tandum Tube


Hatchery ??


Description: Not every day one can catch a 8lb towel. Slow pull down on the take and a slow slugghish fight, but Phil did manage to land this beauty! Phil was using a 11'7" 7wt Burkheimer with a skagit switch 480 and 11' of SA 10 sink tip.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Silver Jack Salmon

Date: 2013-09-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Tandum


Silver Jack Salmon


Description: These are hard fight fish for there size! Hooked him on the strip!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Pete's Steelhead on a fly!

Date: 2013-09-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Pea Cock and Partridge sz 8


Summer Steehead


Description: We just left he Blue Creek Boat ramp, made it half way across the river when this 8lb summer run came up and eat the PP fly! The only steehead of the day, but manged to catch a limit of 5 really nice searun cutthroat, and one silver jack. Hooked and released few more searuns through out the day. Fishing is good for searun cutts! Come Book a trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Serivce!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: One Fly for the day!

Date: 2013-09-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Coachman Fly


Sumeer Steelhead


Description: Headed to the River Sunday to catch a few cutthroat. On the 6th cast, I got a trouty rise and hooked what I thought was a decent CT. It splashed a bit and came right at me as CT are wont to do. About 30 feet away, it rolled and I saw the big red stripe that says, not a cutthroat. It took a few short runs and then it became a tug of war, which the 6 wt Beulah Spey eventually won. The fly d-Jour was the Steelhead Coachman. RD

Submitted By/Angler: Summited by RD


Title: Biggest searun Cutthroat this season!

Date: 2013-09-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Peacock and Partridge


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Jon and David from Seattle fished with me Saturday. Here in this photo Jon is holding the biggest Searun Cutthroat of the season so far! The Searun cuts are in good numbers right now and should hold all through October. Give me a call if you would like to book a trip for these hard hitting,and fighting fish! You can keep a limit of 5. One of the best eating fish you will ever taste! Jon did relaease this one for brood stock.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Colors of summer!

Date: 2013-09-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: MS Black Muddler and Peacock and Partridge


Summer Steelhead


Description: Time for the Scandi floating lines! She took like a trout, a small boil on the fly, and first thought was a trout, but no small head shakes, just started to pull line and could feel the weight. then she blew up and the fight was on! A few minutes later 8lbs of fall steelhead to the beach!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cuttrhoat

Date: 2013-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: P-P (Peacock and Partridge)


Searun Cuttrhoat


Description: The searun cuttrhoat are in almost every run, and pool now. Nice 15 incher on the 9'6" 5wt Burkie. Clients canceled because of the thunder storms, so i went down and caught a limit of 5 in about hour, thunder storms and all.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bills' Birthday Summer run Steelhead

Date: 2013-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead Purple Tandum Tube


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Bill's first summer run on a fly, and on his birthday day too! Bill hooked another steelhead later in the day and it came un buttoned after a few good head shakes and runs. Searuns are through out the river whole river now.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fresh Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2013-08-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black AJ size 8


Searun Cuttthroat


Description: Ruben from Portland with one of many searun cutthroat hooked and landed, and some really nice ones that did not make it to the net to get there pictures taken.!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: It dry under here!

Date: 2013-08-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Summer Steelhead


Description: One of the many rain storms that soaked us yesterday!

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: First summer run steelhead on the fly

Date: 2013-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black AJ size 8


Summer run steelhead


Description: Dusty King with his first summer steelhead on the fly. Lots of small steelhead so far this year, but their is lots of sea run cutthroats right now. They seem to be early this year.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Black MS Muddler in the mouth!

Date: 2013-08-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black MS Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: Good Morning to be on the river! This little steelhead took the MS Black Muddler at first day light. Lost another one on the Purple Tadum tube when the sun came out. One 15" sea run cutthroat to the bank, these are the best eating trout there is! Book your trip with Mike Struza's Flyfishing guide service. 360 520 9855 or call the shop at 360 978 4059

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 5lb Steelhead?

Date: 2013-08-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Troy Logan was demo casting the 12'7" 7wt Cf Burkheimer when this little Summer Steelhead wanted his fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat time!

Date: 2013-08-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Two fly set up. Black MS Muddler/Purple AJ


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description: Hooked 4 tonight, 17 in was the biggest. Book your Searun Cutthroat trip now for September and October. This looks like it's going to be a good year! Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2013-08-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Hooked two and landed one this morning. Fishing the CF Burkheimer 11' 7" 7wt. The best summer steelhead rod made for the low water conditions.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 5 lb 24” Steelhead

Date: 2013-08-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: black wooley bugger with a red bead


Summer Steelhead


Description: Report for RD. Steve Norton and I floated Barrier Dam to Blue Creek. We were floating by 7 am and out by 7 pm. About 9:30, the morning clouds were gone and the sun popped out. At 10 am, Steve landed a 5 lb 24” Steelhead, perfectly matched to his 6 wt Beulah Spey Rod. He was using a skagit line with a very fast polyleader and a black wooley bugger with a red bead. At 2:30, he hooked another SH, but it was off after the first leap.

Submitted By/Angler: RD and Steve Norton.


Title: Fling and Swing

Date: 2013-08-14

Location: Cowlitz River and Mayfield Lake     Fly: Fat Freight Train


Summer Steelhead


Description: Leland Miyawaki and Brain L from the greater Seattle area, did the Fling and Swing yesterday. Half a day flinging for tigermuskies, and the other half swinging for Steelhead. Lots of fallows from the tigers, with one big 40 plus inch fish being hooked and lost in the weeds. Leland hooked two summer runs and landing this lab steelhead.(It had tags in it). Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Smells like a fish!

Date: 2013-08-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: purple summer leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fish report from RD this morning. Morning fog. River at 3480 cfs. At 0730 in the upper run at Blue Creek, I got a wimpy 2 foot pull and a solid hook set, so I knew it was a steelhead. The fish swam steadily upstream and bulged the surface 3-4 times, then did a few short runs when it started into the shallow water. After that, it was a tug of war until I beached him. It was an average 28" 8 lb male fish. It was the first SH on my 7134 Burkheimer. I was using the 540 gr Skagit line with 12 feet of T-8 and a purple summer leech. There's steelhead in the river just need to get out and fish!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Coldwater lake Rainbow

Date: 2013-08-04

Location: Coldwater lake     Fly: Callibaetis Dry fly


Rainbow Trout


Description: Went to Colwater lake this morning to check on the Tent Caterpiller. It's either too early or there not there? The Callibaetis's where showing a little. Lots of fish feeding on the surface until the wind started to blow. Simi Seal leeches in black, olive, worked well on a type 3 sink tip.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Searun Cutthroat of the year!

Date: 2013-07-31

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Peril


Searun Cutthroat


Description: RD just landed this chrome searun cutthroat has we floated by. 16 inchs of fresh searun from the esturay!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Brightest part of the day!

Date: 2013-07-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: J. Kristian Rapisarda, DDS from Camas WA, landed this summer steelhead on the 7117 custom built Burkheimer during the hotest part of the day. Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Magical time of the day!

Date: 2013-07-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: PTT


Summer Steelhead


Description: Skip from Olyimpa WA, fish the last light of the day. One good pull down was all he could get! Another wonderful day on the water! Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: All Smiles!

Date: 2013-07-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: The purple cent fly


Summer Steelhead


Description: Phil Fravel, and son Jerrod are all smiles after dad lands his first summer steelhead (with a scandi line)on the fly after many summer trips to the Cowlitz. Jerrod had a fish on earlier in the day but it was camera shy.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Summer Fish!

Date: 2013-07-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Went on a boat ride with Mikey Thursday afternoon. We fished about a mile of river. He showed me a spot and said, “I hooked two here the other day”. The fish pulled about 3 feet of line off the reel and I set the hook hard. Nothing much happened for a few moments until the fish realized he was hooked. After two jumps and a couple of decent runs, the 8 lb hatchery male was on the beach. I used a Beulah 7 wt spey rod, 510 gr Skagit line with 10 feet of T-8 sink tip. A purple summer tandem tube was the fly d’jouer. The river was at 3880 cfs and dropping.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Chromer!

Date: 2013-07-15

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Mike Steel brought this chromer by the shop this afternoon. Best summer fish so far for Mike!

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: 44 3/4 inch Tigermuskie on the fly

Date: 2013-07-13

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: The Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: Cascade Musky Association President Mark Wellls with is first Tigermusky on a fly! 44 3/4 inches long with a 20" girth. Seen lots fish with a few fallows on the fly. The sun came out and the fishing got hot!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz Kung-Fu

Date: 2013-07-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black egg sucking leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Steve Norton and I did a float trip today from Blue Creek to Mission Bar. At 0830, Steve did the dirty deed and hooked an 8 lb SH with his 6 wt Beulah, a skagit line, polyleader, and a black egg sucking leech. Shortly thereafter, he hooked another, but lost it when his line became entangled with one of the indigenous gear guys. I landed a pigmy salmon later that afternoon. Thanks for the update guys!

Submitted By/Angler: Rd, and Steve Norton


Title: Allan Yamashita With his 1st summer steelhead

Date: 2013-07-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: AJ Purple


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Allan with his first summer run steelhead on only his 3rd try with a spey rod! Concrats Allan! Alan was using a Scandie line with a 10' poly leader. Just for the record, I can do both Scandie, and Skagit on my guide trips. Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 33 inch Tigermuskie on the fly

Date: 2013-07-09

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: The Big One


Tigermuskie


Description: For 33 inches this was one put up a really good fight even though the tail was ratty.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly!

Date: 2013-07-07

Location: Mayfiled Lake     Fly: Big One


Tigermuskie00


Description: Pretty markings on this one but tail's a little ratty. 40 and 3/4 inches in lenght. Lost a smaller one about 15 minutes later.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Burkheimer 7' 11" 7wt

Date: 2013-07-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Recievied my Burkheimer 7' 11" 7wt a couple days ago. Fishes really well with a SA floating monocore shoooting line, Airflo skagit switch 480,and 10' of SA 10 sinktip. When tight quarters and big fish are the job of the day, the 7117 is the right rod for this job! In Stock at Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 40 incher in the net!

Date: 2013-07-03

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Very Big One!


Tigermuskie


Description: Classic come from behind take, and went deep! 10wt rods a must! Used the Scott pike Muskie Speical 9' 10wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 40 inch Tigermuskie with fly in mouth

Date: 2013-07-03

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Big one


Tigermuskie


Description: Took this neat looking picture before netting this bad boy!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie!

Date: 2013-07-02

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: A BIG ONE!


Tigermuskie


Description: 35 inhes of ugly! Thanks to Al Johnson for being my camera man

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the fly!

Date: 2013-07-02

Location:      Fly: 


Tigermuskie


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the fly

Date: 2013-06-16

Location: Mayfield lake     Fly: Something big with no name


Tigermuskie


Description: What a way to start a Fathers day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Chrome

Date: 2013-06-14

Location: Lower Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this 30 inch, ten pound chrome buck late morning. First fish on my new 15 ft Scott T3h Fly rod. Check these rods out and demo a Scott rod at Lost Creek Fly Shop. Mike has a casting pond right at the shop.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Chrome!

Date: 2013-06-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Second pass through this morning! Fishing is slow, but should start improving every day!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Spring Chinook Jack

Date: 2013-05-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Spring Chinook Jack


Description: 25" 7lb Spring Chinook Jack on the fly! 12' 5" 7wt Burkie with a Waterworks Lamson Speedster 3.5. Nice Combo for smaller chinooks.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: ColdWater lake Rainbow

Date: 2013-05-26

Location: Coldwater Lake     Fly: Unknown


Rainbow trout


Description: Nice rainbow from Coldwater Lake! Thanks Steve for sending me this photo

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Mike Schells first summer run on the Cowlitz

Date: 2013-05-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Something purple, and something red.


summer run steelhead!


Description: Mike sent me this picture after I schuttled him that morning. His first Cowlitz summer run steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Summer Steelhead on the Fly!

Date: 2013-05-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum tube from Lost Creek Fly Shop


Summer Run Steelhead 2013


Description: Al's first time on the Cowlitz River, and his first ever summer run steelhead on the fly! Good job Al! The first one is always the tough one ,but the second one will come easy! So they say. Mike Sturza's flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Really late winter run

Date: 2013-05-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Fruit Punch Tandum tube


Late Winter run steelhead


Description: Trying out the New 11' 7" 7wt CF Burkiemer and landed this really late winter run. This little rod is freaking unreal to cast. Loaded with a 510 Airflo skagit switch, 12' SA 10 WOW! By fare the easiest casting rod I think I've ever casted. Handle this late winter run vey easy and I was even backed in to the brush to land it. Amazing little rod!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Springer on the Fly!

Date: 2013-05-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: unknown


Spring salmon


Description: Troy Logan is on a run! Congrats, there hard to come by!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead season has started!

Date: 2013-05-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black tandum


Summer run steelhead


Description: Troy's first summer run of the year! He's off to a good start!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Mother's Day Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2013-05-12

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: First Summer Steelhead of the 2013 season. It's just getting started. Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fresh from the Salt!

Date: 2013-05-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Summer Steelhead


Description: Transparent fins!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Looking for Tigermuskies!

Date: 2013-04-23

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Muskie


tigermuskie


Description: Dave Hunter looking for Tigers! The Cowlitz is in between runs so we went looking for tigers. The lake was really low, but we where able to see a few, and a couple were pigs!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Same fly, next morning

Date: 2013-03-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tadum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Used the same fly has yesterday morning, and hooked this wild little hen.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late Winter Run Steelie

Date: 2013-03-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Second fish of the morning, First fish had too many fins and released it. Alex Tanner took the picture, Thanks Alex!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late Winter Run Steelie

Date: 2013-03-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Second fish of the morning, First fish had too many fins and released it. Alex Tanner took the picture, Thanks Alex!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Steelhead rising to a size 20 midge

Date: 2013-03-27

Location: Washougal River     Fly: 


Wild Steelhead


Description: I was filming some wild Steelhead spawning in the Washougal river, when this male came eight feet off the bottom in 42 degree F. and rose to a size 20 or less midge. I have been watching and filming this buck for two days, and although he looks like he got into brawl with a Sea Lion or something, he is in good shape (chasing hens all around the pool, and tail out).

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: 2 Stripe Native

Date: 2013-03-23

Location: No tellum creek     Fly: Pink


Native Steelhead


Description: Kyle from Texas holding a 2 stripe native. Kyle went one for two fishing with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Salmon Fly Hatch On the Cowlitz River

Date: 2013-03-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Salmon Fly


Late Winter Steelhead 2013


Description: Salmon Flys in March are common on the Cowlitz! The Late winter runs are here! Spending lots of time on the water, but there not responing to flies very well.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: This one got away from the seals!

Date: 2013-03-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead 2013


Description: Seals didn't get this one! 12lbs of late winter run steelhead. Hopefully the fishing is turning around, this fish was one of two this morning.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Big Stone Fly Shuck

Date: 2013-03-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: None




Description: The big giant stone(Pteronarcys californica) where starting to come off last week, alone with the Skwalas where showing aslo. Fishing has been slow, but the numbers are getting bigger at the barrier dam so we might still have a decent late winter steelhead run yet. Let keep are fingers crossed.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Black And Purple, and a Late Winter run Steelhead!

Date: 2013-02-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple


Late WInter Run Steelhead


Description: 6lb winter steelhead caught on a 7133 CF Burkhiemer with a S3 Vossler reel. These S3's are a sweet reel! Butter smooth, hold 200 yds of 30lb backing, 100' of SA Floating Mono Core, and a Airfo 540. Stop by Lost Creek Fly Shop to try one out for your self!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: 1st Winter Steelhead and biggest!

Date: 2013-02-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Egg Sucking Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Floated the Cowlitz from Blue creek to Mission Bar Monday 2/18/13 with Steve Norton. At 1130 hrs, Steve landed a 32-34" 12-14 lb SH in the CT water at the Hinckley Drift. He was using an Echo TR7130 with a 510 gr Skagit SW and a 10' fast polyleader with a purple egg sucking leech. It was his first winter SH and his biggest SH to date. We’ll have exact data soon, since he took the entire fish home intact to get exact measurements. The river was flowing at 5150 cfs, a very modest flow for winter conditions. We were able to use light sink tips and unweighted flies. It was another successful trip with Bob’s Guide Service. We get great results fishing Mikey’s secret spots. RD

Submitted By/Angler: RD and Steve Norton


Title: Chromer to the beach

Date: 2013-02-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Late Winter Run Steelhead 2013


Description: Jim with 6lbs of winter chrome!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Frosty Foggy Febuary Friday on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2013-02-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Winter Steelhead


Description: Phil Fravel fishing a favorite run with Mike Struza's Flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: On my way to work!

Date: 2013-02-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Winter steelhead


Description: Headed down river! Beautiful Thursday morning, and no other boats on the river. Had one player, and lost a nice fish today. Fishing is slow about 1 fish per 2 trips. The late fish are late this year!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz River Native

Date: 2013-02-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And blue Taco


Cowlitz Native Sucker


Description: Jenn Zumwait and Troy Nonamaker Fishing the Cowlitz with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. Jenn hooked this Cowlitz Native in the morning but she did mangae to hook a winter steelhead but the fish didn't want it's picutre taken

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Black And Blue, and a Winter Steelhead

Date: 2013-01-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue and Black Tandum tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Nice little 8 pounder to the fly this morning, water flow 5,700 cfs. First winter steelhead on Scott's new T3H 12'8" 7wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Phil Fravel with his first Cowlitz Winter Steel

Date: 2013-01-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue and Black Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Phil landed his first 10lb chrome winter run steelhead on the Cowlitz River fishing with MIke Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service. The runs is just starting so give me a call at 360 520 9855.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Colors of Winter

Date: 2013-01-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Black tandum tube


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Cowlitz Chrome

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Nice cast Tyler!

Date: 2013-01-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Taco


Winter Stelhead


Description: Tyler Comeau casting a CF Burkhiemer 7133 with a SA skagit extrem 520 with 25lb SA Floating Monocore( very good running line for colder temps). All on a Vossler S2 reel. Tyler was casting circle speys and doing very good for the little time he has used a spey rod!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fishing the Log Jam run.

Date: 2013-01-16

Location: Chehalis River     Fly: Shrimp Tandum Tube


Winter Steehead 1-16-13


Description: Bob S fishing the Log Jam run this frozen Wensday!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Date: 2013-01-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moel Leech


Winter steelhead


Description: Troy landed this nice 10 lb hen, and Dave netted it! Way to start the new year boys!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan and Dave Schoonover


Title: Happy Holidays and High Water!

Date: 2012-12-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Tandum Tubes in Blue/Black, and Shrimp!


Winter Steelhead


Description: Sorry for the late report, the shop has been busy, and the water has just now started to come down. So more fishing time is coming up!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza/Jim Radford


Title: Fly Tying Class November 28th

Date: 2012-11-25

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: Intruders and tandum tubes, and more!


Winter Steelhead


Description: Starting at 6:pm I will teach a class on tying the inturder style flies and tandum tubes! 5 students MAX. This will fill up quick, If it does I will have another class the fallowing Saturday or Wensday. Call 360 978 4059 or 350 520 9855 to reserve a spot. Bring your own vise! Cost FREE!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tying some Winter Steelhead flies!

Date: 2012-11-20

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop's Fly tying bench     Fly: Inturder Style


Winter steelhead


Description: The Cowlitz River is 14,300 cfs so I'm tying up some of these style flies for when the water drops. The the early winter run steelhead will be in and ready to bite.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: HI HO (wild) SIlVER

Date: 2012-11-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Tandum Tube


Silver Salmon


Description: Thought i had my first winter run for awhile! Using a 8128 CF Burkheimer loaded up with a 560 SA skagit extreme with 12' of SA 12 tip and the two toned blue Tandum tube with lots of flash, Very good fly for Cowlitz silvers if you can find active fish. Those early winter steelhead are starting to show, so book a trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. You can catch steelhead and silvers this time of the year!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still a few late summer fish around!

Date: 2012-11-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black tube leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Frank from Longveiw WA, with a nice late summer run steelhead from the Blue Creek area. Some early winter fish have entered the river!!!!!!!! Book you early winter run steelhead trip with Mike Sturza's flyfishing guide service.

Submitted By/Angler: Frank Fortino


Title: Another good hook set!

Date: 2012-10-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Another good hook set. Caught this little 7lb hen this morning before opening the shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-10-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: It,s amazing how this fish can change from chrome in the early spring to the dark colors of late fall. The early winter runs are soon to show, so book your trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Native Coho on the fly!

Date: 2012-10-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple leach


Wild Coho


Description: This fish must of drank a red bull before dinner! Thought I had the bottom at first. My fly just stopped mid swing. Then it exploded after I tried to jerk it loose. This fish fought like a powerhouse went on a few powerful runs and made a few jumps. It was a great ending for the day. Made up for loosing a nice steelhead earlier. Thanks again mike for coaching and mentoring me. It feels good being confidant.

Submitted By/Angler: Alex Tanner


Title: Testing the New Abel Spey reel.

Date: 2012-10-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange cone Black/Purple Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: The colors of late summer. Landed this 10 lb summer on the new Abel Spey. So far very impressed for a click and pawl. Holds a ton of backing, and weighs with the skagit line a little over 11 oz just right for the 7134 burkie.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Steelhead on a fly!

Date: 2012-10-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Summer Steelead


Description: Jenifer Zumwalt with her first Summer Steelhead on the fly. She was fishing with her friend Alez Tanner. Jenifer hooked and landed a searun cutthroat also that morning that was 17 inches. Hooked for life!!!!!! Photo summited by Alex Tanner

Submitted By/Angler: Alex Tanner


Title: Fourteen pounds of summer steel!

Date: 2012-10-13

Location: Upper Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead purple tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alex Tanner brought this 14 lb summer run buy the shop this morning. This is Alex's biggest summer run yet.

Submitted By/Angler: Alex Tanner


Title: Color of fall!

Date: 2012-10-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Summer Tandum Tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: The searun cuttroat fishing is slowy winding down. The Hatchery took a bunch out from the pipe today. There is still few around Blue Creek. The steelhead has gotten really slow, although i did have 2 hook ups this morning way below Blue Creek, and both took the fly really soft, and pulled some drag. Looking forward for the last run of the early winter runs. They sould be showing in a few weeks.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Peyton Stanley's First Searun Cutthroat on the fly

Date: 2012-10-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Doc Spratley


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Payton was using the new Scott A4 9'5wt. This was his first time on the Cowlitz River! The fishing was a little slow till the sun went down.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Steelhead Bob is still steelheading

Date: 2012-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: At just a few months under 80, he's an inspiration to all steelhead flyanglers

Submitted By/Angler: RD/MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2012-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black rubber leg thing


Searun cutthroat.


Description: RD sent me this underwater shot of this searun cutthroat.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Jim From Napavine with his first searun cutt

Date: 2012-09-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver Emerger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Jim and his partner Justin from Napavine, WA won a full day flyfishing trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service that I donated to Napavine Grade School.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Justin from Napavine trying to hang on to a searun

Date: 2012-09-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Emerger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Justin and Jim from Napavine, WA won a full day flyfishing trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service that I donated to Napavine Grade School. Both guys had hooked and landed fish that were in the 14 to 15 inch range using Scott 5 wts

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Larry having fun with the searuns!

Date: 2012-09-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis pupa


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Larry from Vancover WA, spent a half day fish for the Searun cutts with Mike Sturza's flyfishing guide service. The October Caddis and the beaver where flys that the searuns where hitting on.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Jerry and his first searun cutthroat

Date: 2012-09-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis emerger


searun cutthroat


Description: Jerry and his first searun cutthroat on the Cowlitz River. Jerry fished the evening and hooked a limit of 5 really nice cutthroat, and had many takes and lost a couple.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Smile! But I thought it was bigger!

Date: 2012-09-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black tandum tube with orange bead


Searun Cutthroat


Description: RD with a fat Searun Cutthroat

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cutthroat at It's best on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-09-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: The Beaver and the Doc Spratley


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Took my niece tonight and within 2 1/2 hrs we had are limits of 5 each. We did lose a few at the bank but still the fish was very good this evening. The limit is 5 and they are all hatchery fish. These make the best eating trout there is. Average lenght is 15 inches, and they fight really good on 6,5, and 4wts like the Scott A4 and the Scott G2 which are sold at Lost Creek fly shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: When a plan comes together from RD

Date: 2012-09-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Orange beadhead Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: The original plan was to sleep in, arrive late, and catch some CT and I rigged up the scandi line with a Mikey Muddler and a Caddis Pupae. When I arrived at Blue Creek, I looked at the outlet pipe and there were about 200 16-17 CT in front of the (closed) gate. This is going to be good! I thought. But I marched down the run with nary a take, and whats worse, a newbie spey guy in front of me catches a small SH. Time to change the plan. Marched back to the truck and put on the Shagit SW with 10 feet of T-8 and the purple bunny with the orange bead on the 6wt Beulah. About 2/3 of the way down, a little 5lb. SH grabs the bunny and does a sack of potatoes fight until her belly hits the gravel, then proceeds to slosh about on the surface for a bit before giving up the ghost. Thanks RD for the post and there is some steelhead still coming in!

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Now's the time for Searun cutthroat Fishing!

Date: 2012-09-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver Emerger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Sabrina Stanley holding a 15" searun cutthroat. The Searuns are in and the cutthroat fishing is getting better(as long has the water levels stay normal). Bre was using a Scott G2 9' 6wt and 4X Stroft tippet.

Submitted By/Angler: Sabrina Stanley


Title: Cowlitz Wild Steelhead?

Date: 2012-09-22

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: Black bunny with the orange bead head.


Wild Steelhead


Description: At about 0800, we started down a nice run and in short order a chubby CT ate my black bunny with the orange bead head. On the next cast, I had a similar take and set the hook into a solid object which moved slowly up river towards me. Nothing much happening here, but it was definitely fish and not a CT. When it got even with me and about 15 feet away, I could see it was a large fish, almost certainly a steelhead, and rather lethargic. When the fly line/sink tip connection entered the top guide, everything locked up solid. Bob worked his way into the river and out to the end of the rod and was able to undo the hang up. The tip somehow managed to knot itself around the top guide. After that, it was a steady tug of war, which resulted in a steelhead on the bank. I noticed that this was a rare wild fish and got the hook out and returned it to the water. We got a few quick pics as the fish recovered, and released it unharmed, hopefully to spawn and produce more wild steelhead. I was really lucky that Bob was there to free that tangle. An energetic steelhead would have easily broken the rod tip and also broken the line. A male fish of 12-14lbs.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Cutthroat report

Date: 2012-09-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple RT Stone Claret/black MS muddler


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Hey Mike, Been hitting the Cowlitz each Friday morning for the past few weeks. So far no steelies, but have been having a blast with the SRC on my 5122 Decho. Here’s a shot of one from this morning, you can put it up on your fishing report if you like. Though it’s a better shot of the Hardy reel than the fish! Thanks again for the tips and advice. I’ve been using a purple RT Stone for the point fly with a claret/black MS muddler up top. 4 out of 5 fish take the point fly, but every now and then one comes up and hammers the damp fly.

Submitted By/Angler: Andy Stelma


Title: Searun Cutthroat Time!

Date: 2012-09-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: BEAVER EMERGER!


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Jim Lee from Longview WA, hooked at least 10 of these fine looking Searuns with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service. Jim was using a 9' 4wt

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Ted was just casting to good!

Date: 2012-09-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Red Alder


Description: Steelhead fishing was slow, the river came up to just under 5,000cfs. Ted did hook 3 searun cutts and landed 2 before he hooked this tree!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Octber Caddis hatch!

Date: 2012-09-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: Early morning hatch! Caddis are a little smaller this year.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Good evening on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-09-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fresh Summer steelhead are still coming in!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Who say's Steelhead don't eat, Snails!

Date: 2012-09-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple tandum tube with a small orange bead head.


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this 8lb hatchery hen this morning and when I started to clean her I noticed the stomch had something in it, so I cut it open thinking i was going to see October caddis pupa, but is was, of all things, snails!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A Limit of fresh Searun cutthroat

Date: 2012-09-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple Tandum tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: A misty morning on the lower run at Blue Creek this morning. No Steelies came to play, but for the first time this year, there were quite a few 14-16” Cutthroat around and they were aggressive. Should have brought the 6 wt instead. Sent to me from Robert. Remeber you can keep 5 of these really fine table fair trout! These fish are a blast on a 6wt spey or a four or five wt single hander!

Submitted By/Angler: Robert / MikeSturza


Title: 31 inchs of Late Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2012-09-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Robert Dopiriak from the east end of the county did a half day trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service. This buck took Robert well into his backing. This is the time of year to start catching these bigger steelhead, so book you trip now! One steelhead and two searun cutts. The searun cutthroat fish is starting to pick up a little, so should be getting better in the next week or so. The October caddis are starting to emerge, in fact the one cutt we caught this morning had a full belly of caddis pupa. Lost Creek Fly Shop has the October caddis flies you need to catch the searuns from the Cowlitz!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another photo of the 31 incher

Date: 2012-09-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Here's another photo of Robert from today.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early morning bite!

Date: 2012-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead head summer purple tandum tube


Summer steelhead


Description: Beautiful morning sunrise, and a chromer! Water level is 2,400 cfs lowest it's been in years. Lots more places to flyfishing when the water is this low. Thanks to Alex Tanner for doing the picture taking. Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: 2nd fish of the morning!

Date: 2012-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead head summer purple tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: 2nd fish this morning! This was a battle. Fishing with Alex Tanner this morning. Alex had to unwrap the line twice from the rocks and then net the fish. This was no easy task. Thanks Alex.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Under Water Shot!

Date: 2012-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purpe tandum tube with orange bead head


Summer Steelhead


Description: Here's a cool under water shot!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bearing down!

Date: 2012-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Come Back!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Smiles and 32 inches of Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-09-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alex Tanner brought this 32" beast by the shop last night. After getting tail slapped twice to the face trying to land this steelhead he finally got it on the bank right at dark. This is Alex's biggest steelhead so far. Alex has put alot of time on the river, he has lost a few, but it's feels good when you get one of this size on the bank! Good job !!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: Alex Tanner


Title: First Steelhead on the Cowlitz!

Date: 2012-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Summer Steelhead


Description: Charles from Everet WA, spent the day with Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service swing wet flies! Hooked his first Cowlitz River summer steelhead on the swing, and 4 searun cutthroat.

Submitted By/Angler: MiksSturza


Title: Searun cutthroat for Peter Frederixon

Date: 2012-08-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Coachman


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: I had the pleasure to guide Peter Frederixon the National Sales Manager for Scientific Anglers, and Gary Sandstrom the local Northwest rep for Scientific Anglers. All we could catch this evening was the little guys like this searun cut that has yet to return to the salt. Later in the evening Peter did have a really hard take down. Learned alot about SA and where there headed in the future. Proud to carry the Scientific Anglers products. Thanks for the trip Peter and Gary.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: BaldFace Hornets Nest

Date: 2012-08-30

Location: Upper Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: Becareful when walking along the edges of the river. Baldface Hornets pack quite a punch!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fish like this are swimming in the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-08-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and purple marabou


Summer Steelhead


Description: Hooked this one just before dark. Best fight of the summer so far, went well, I mean well into the backing. Fish like this are swimming in the Cowlitz just waiting to be caught with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. You can get the materails to tie the black and purple marabou from Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cutthroat and the Steelhead Coachman

Date: 2012-08-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Coachmen


Searun Cutthroat


Description: There is a few Searuns starting to show, it will get better in the coming weeks. The Steelhead coachmen is both a good steelhead and searun cuttroat fly. size 5, 7, in an Silver Alex Jackson hook, or a size 6, and 8 in the Black nickle Gamakatsu T10-6H.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 10 lbs of Summer Buck Steelhead

Date: 2012-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Hard fighting 10lbs of Summer Steel landed this morning on the Scott 12' 6" 6wt with a SA 480 Skagit extreme and a light 10' poly leader. This was the first fish this morning on the fly. Book your trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service, were starting to catch fish almost every day now and it's only going to get better!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: 8 lbs of Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: 8lbs of Summer Steel landed this morning on the Scott 12' 6" 6wt with a SA 480 Skagit extreme and a light 10' poly leader. This was the second fish this morning on the fly. This fish was caught right in front a plug puller! Book your trip with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service, were starting to catch fish almost every day now and it's only going to get better! Few days still open in September!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Second double in 2 days!

Date: 2012-08-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Small orange bead and Purple an Black Marabou tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Russell with his second double in two days of fishing at Blue Creek.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Fun

Date: 2012-08-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Egg Sucking Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fishing a Burkie 7125 with a Hardy Ultrlite 8000 did the job this mornning! River is 2600 cfs which is great for this time of the year.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz Creek (river)2620 cfs

Date: 2012-08-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: none




Description: Water level in 2620cfs. Looks like a big creek now! Scandi lines or light sink tips with small flies work really goood this time of the year! Searun cutts are starting to show, and steehead are through out the river, so book your trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Native Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2012-08-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Green Butt Skunk


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Ted Ricks landed this really nice searun cutty, and sent me the picture. This is what late summer is all about!

Submitted By/Angler: Ted Ricks


Title: Cowlitz River Sockeye

Date: 2012-08-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Spinners and beads! Of all things


Sockeye Salmon


Description: Rd from Randle sent me this yesterday so I'm posting it.We were downriver at Baker Rock when some fellows in another drift boat told us they had seen sockeye close to the shoreline. I had heard there were a few in the Cowlitz, but had not actually seen any. We quickly found the spot and anchored up for some photos. I had never actually caught a sockeye and I just happened to have a spinning rod and a #4 Vibrax spinner. I hooked two in a few minutes. Ted’s single hand 8 wt fly rod was rigged for beads, and each of us caught one that way. There were perhaps 2 dozen sockeye in the area and they were cooperative, but we had proved our point and they were not edible anyway.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Summer Steelhead and the A3 Scott 9'5" 8wt

Date: 2012-08-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Green Butt Skunk


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alex bought this A3 Scott 9'5" 8wt from Lost Creek Fly Shop earlier in the spring and has caught many summer runs on it allready.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-08-20

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice ten pound buck late morning. Ran hard into my backing and with two big jumps.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Black MS Muddler

Date: 2012-08-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: MS Black Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: This 8lb buck came up and did a head and tail rise on the black MS muddler this morning. What a classic take! The steelhead are getting there fall colors now, and are starting to take small flies! This was my first summer steelhead on the dry line.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: The Searun Cutthroats are starting to show!

Date: 2012-08-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Peacock and pheasant


Searun Cutthroat


Description: This was no. 2 of the evening. This fish was fifteen inches and full of fight. Book your trip now! The dates are filling up fast! These fish will run through Late August, September and October. During the peak of the run it's not uncommon the catch 30 of these in a day along with a steelhead or too. Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie!

Date: 2012-08-04

Location:      Fly: 


Tigermuskie


Description: It's time for Tigers! Give me a call to book a trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. 360 520 9855

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly

Date: 2012-08-04

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: White and yellow


Tigermuskie


Description: Phip Fravel with his first Tigermuskie! Phil took his Dad out tigermuskie hunting for his birthday, although this Dad did not hookup with one, Phil hooked and landed this monster of a fish. estimated between 47 to 50 inches and weighed around 30lbs. Congradulations Phil, you did a wonderful job staying cool landing this one.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz River White Fish

Date: 2012-08-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Rubber Leg stone Fly


White Fish


Description: Greg from New Mexico with a really nice white fish from the Cowlitz River on a recent float for Steelhead. The Steelhead fishing has slowed a bit, but there is still lots of fish in the river.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Swing in the sun!

Date: 2012-07-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange Cone head purple tandum tube




Description: Chuck Siebers from Oregon soaking up the sun on a beautiful run in South West Washington with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: Chuck Siebers/Mike Sturza


Title: Did we bring enough net?

Date: 2012-07-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: This was another picture from yesterday. Steve Norton behide the camera

Submitted By/Angler: RD and MikeSturza


Title: The birthday fish

Date: 2012-07-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Met Steve at 0530 at Mission Bar and we launched the drift boat at Blue Creek before 6 am. The water was at 9500 cfs-winter levels. Our favorite nine jet boats were churning up the drift and much to our dismay, we had to fish behind Mikey, who vacumns all the active fish out of the run. Nonetheless, it was my birthday, so I guess I got lucky. At 0730, I got a dandy grab and let the SH peel several feet of line off my Battenkill Reel before I set the hook. I got two nice jumps out of the fish and several good runs. Mikey himself came back upstream and netted the fish. I was using the 8 wt. Burkheimer and the Skagit SW line with 12 feet of T-11 sink tip and a purple tandem tube fly. The fish was one of the smallest SH I have caught on the Cowlitz- 22-24� so perhaps 3-3 lbs. It fought really well considering I was using an 8 wt rod.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: New Lamson ARX 4+ Reel

Date: 2012-07-13

Location: On the Water!     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Still swimming!


Description: The New Lamson ARX 4+. No more hang-ups with mono running line. We now have a US made full frame reel from Lamson! For easier application of palm-drag a portion of the frame was removed. The ARX employs the same conical drag system all the Waterworks-Lamson reels, The ARX has much beefier components than those of its smaller reels. The ARX is finished in Type II Black Hard Alox with grey accents on the cassette,and a better drag knob. The ARX 4+ will be workhorse for sure in my guide trips! For the 4+ model, at 4.75 diameter, with the capacity for 275 yards of 30lbs Dacron, and 100 feet of 30lb Guideline comp line, or SA floating monocore and a 520 to 750 grain skagit head, and as much sink tip has you need! Works very well on the 13' to 15' spey rods. This thing is a beast! The 4.00 inch and 3.75 inch models will be available in late summer. Call for availablity, and taking orders!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early morning summer steel for Troy Logan!

Date: 2012-07-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Picture is a little fuzz due to lack of light. This was the second steelhead landed by 5:15 this morning. The early morning bite can be good, because the fish are really shallow. So swing your flies close to the bank early in the morning, and this is what happens. Big Fish, and Big smiles.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: They aren�t Unicorns, they can be caught on

Date: 2012-07-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black tandem tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Sorry for the long delay on any fish reports. Here's RD's fish report from today. Water level is 8,650cfs and still 46 degrees. I got another big grab (I broke off the first one)as the fly was hanging straight downriver and it was game on! The fish sloshed around a bit on the hookup, then ran quickly downstream and peeled of all the running line and about half of the backing. I yelled, �Ted, bring the net!� because I had no hope of dragging the Steelhead up on the beach at that water level. The Steelhead quickly tired and slowly I recovered line. One more good run and Ted arrived as I was backing slowly upstream. This was the first SH in a while that got me excited. I shouted instructions to Ted, while maneuvering the fish toward the net. The head came up and Ted deftly netted it on the first try. It was a 32� bright female, so I guess it was 10-12 lbs. I was using the 8126 Burkheimer, a 540 gr SkagitSW line, 12 feet of T-11 sink tip and a black tandem tube (bunny) fly

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Scott 12'6" 6wt and a 32" Summer Run Buck

Date: 2012-07-03

Location: Magnet Rock on the Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Tadum Tube(purple)


Summer Steelhead


Description: Those that know me, Magnet rock will almost always hold fish. Will it did this morning. This is a 32" buck caught on the Scott T2H 12' 6" 6wt. This was the second fish this morning that came from behide that rock! I was using a SA Skagit extreme 480 with 12' of SA10 sink tip, and 17 lb stroft leader which is the same diameter as 8lb maxama, with my summer tadum tube. This is a really good summer steelhead set up for those who like a progresive rod, and its a lot of fun!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another good hook set

Date: 2012-07-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tadum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: This fish was hungry this morning! This was the first summer fish this morning of 2.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Judd's Rainbow�

Date: 2012-07-02

Location: Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Resevoir)     Fly: Red Copper John


Rainbow Trout


Description: Here's a happy fly fishermen. This was caught a few days ago, Judd sent my this picture of his first big rainbow of the season, and on a sz 16 red copper john.

Submitted By/Angler: Judd Reifschneider


Title: How this for hook placement!

Date: 2012-06-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: The ideal Hook Placement! This is no. 2 for the evening. This fish has been the best fighting steelhead of the year so far. 3 times in to the backing, and it was only 8lbs!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: An evening on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-06-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Two Tails and Scott L2H 12' 6" 7wt! Book an evening with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service to get your two tails!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer steelhead

Date: 2012-06-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: 10lbs of summer steelhead on the bank! Fishing the Scott L2H 12'6"7wt and the money in the bank purple tandum tube!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-06-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alex caught this yesterday at 13800 cfs

Submitted By/Angler: Alex


Title: Heading home from muskie flats

Date: 2012-06-21

Location: Mayfield lake     Fly: Big ones


Tigermuskie


Description: 13,800 cfs is just a little to high to fish for summer steelhead, so a Tigermuskie trip was in order. The wind was blowing pretty good this evening so spoting fish was out. I did get three fallows right to the boat but on takes! Great evening to be on the lake!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bill's first summer steelhead of 2012

Date: 2012-06-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Shrimy tube fly


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bill brought this nickle bright summer steelhead by the shop the other day. Fresh fish like this are coming in every day.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Hardy Taupo and Scott S4 9'6" 6wt

Date: 2012-06-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube tied summer style


Summer steelhead


Description: Forgot how much fun catching summer steelhead on a sungle hand rod is! First light this summer fish took hard, making the Hardy Taupo scream!

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Second Summer Steelhead of the season

Date: 2012-06-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: unknown!


Summer Steelhead


Description: Alex brought this bright 6lb Summer Steelhead by the shop this morning on his way to work! Second fish always comes easy!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Waiting for the tug!

Date: 2012-06-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Judson Reifschneider from Centralia WA, waiting for the pulldown. Judson was using a Scott S4 9'6" 6wt singlehander with a SA 12' wet tip. Short after the picture a steelhead did take the rod down for a couple of head shakes, and then let go! Thats Steelhead fishing!!!!!!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: FRIST STEELHEAD ON THE FLY ROD

Date: 2012-06-13

Location: Cowiltz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Rodger Malfait with his first summer steelhead on the fly! Rodger was fishing with a CF Burkhiemer 7125 and the Hardy Ultrlite DD 8000

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2012-06-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple


Summer Steelhead


Description: Tom Hossfeld from Tuscon Arizona. This was Tom's first steelhead out of 2 that where hooked today. The second fish came unbutton after some spectaular jumps and long runs! Tom Was using a Scott L2H 12'6" 6wt with a Hardy Marquis No.2

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Six weight time! Scott T2h 12'6" 6wt

Date: 2012-06-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Strubert Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Two fish morning! Landed this one with the Scott T2H 12'6" 6wt. Lost the first one at the net. Great fight on the lighter rods!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Silver!

Date: 2012-06-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Troy Logan with his second Summer Steelhead of three this morning. The first fish straighten the hook,(this happens when one uses CHEAP hooks) and the third was a good head shake and come off. Nice Fish Troy! Fresh fish like this one are arriving daily! Book your trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tigermuskie Time!

Date: 2012-06-01

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: A big one


Tigermuskie


Description: This is one of 25 plus Tigers I saw this morning. I had 6 follows right up to the boat but no takers.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Alex Tanner's first summer run on the fly

Date: 2012-05-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Summer Steelhead


Description: After many hours, and fish lost, Alex finally lands his first summer steelhed on the fly, with a TR Echo 12'7wt from Lost Creek Fly Shop

Submitted By/Angler: Alex Tanner


Title: Two Summer Steelhead and a CF Burkhiemer 7134

Date: 2012-05-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Strubert Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Two really nice chrome summer steelhead out of three. The summer steelhead are starting to show more every day. Book a full day or a half day to catch fish like this! Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz Chrome from the big flowing Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-05-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Summer Steelhead


Description: Jim's first Summer run Steelhead of the season on his new Guideline Lecie 13'7" 8/9 from Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: Jim Radford


Title: Golden Stone from the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-05-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Golden Stone (A real one)




Description: A small hatch of Golden Stones came off the river today.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Casting a CF Burkhiemer 8128

Date: 2012-05-21

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black RT Stone




Description: RD From Randle casting his new CF Burkhiemer 8128 he purchased from Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Chrome from the Cowlitz!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2012-05-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Just does not get any brighter, need to wear sun glass to take pictures. Beautiful fish! This was the second fish of the morning, the first was camera shy. Book your trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bill's first Summer Steelhead of the 2012 fishing

Date: 2012-05-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Red Tandum Tube


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: 10lbs of Chrome for Bill Williams fishing with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service. This is Bill's first summer run of the new year!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz River Summer Run Steelhead!

Date: 2012-05-14

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: First light Summer Steelhead! The Summers are making there way in to the system. Book your trip now with Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Caddis Hatch on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-05-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Caddis Hatch




Description: Fished this morning and saw this in the willows. The bushes were full of them. The river is full of steelhead, and cutthroat smolt and they were feeding on the caddis.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: James first steelhead on a fly!

Date: 2012-05-01

Location: Hoh River     Fly: Strubert Tandum Tube


Wild Winter Steelhead


Description: Hey Mike, I just wanted you to know that I caught my first wild steelhead earlier this month on the Hoh using a Sturbert Tandem tube: fleshy pink rabbit strip, white marabou, followed by orange. Then I caught a second fish on the same fly. Thanks for introducing me to this great pattern. James

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Chrome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2012-04-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: This was the second fish of the morning! Long range release on the first one. High water running at 10,000 cfs this morning, and the water came up to 11,000 cfs. Still very fishable very good water clarity. Temp was 44 degrees. Fishing the 8134 Burkhiemer with 13' of t-14.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: FIRST SUMMER RUN OF THE YEAR!

Date: 2012-04-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: April 29th and the first summer run steelhead of the year has entered the boat! We still have high water and I think were going to have to live with it. There's still lots of snow in the mountians! Book your trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide Service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: FIRST SUMMER RUN OF THE YEAR!

Date: 2012-04-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Summer Run Steelhead are starting to show. Book now with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service. We still have some open days!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late winter runs still coming!!!!!!

Date: 2012-04-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Leech


Late winter run steelhead


Description: Bill brought this really nice late winter run by the shop this morning.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Salmon Fly Hatch on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-04-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Tandum Tube and Stonefly Nypmh


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: The Tandum tube is over 3 inches long! The Stone Fly Nypmh is at least 2 inches.We grow em BIG in Western Washington.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Salmon Fly Hatch on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2012-04-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Salmon Fly


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: After looking aroung in the bushes I found an Adult Salmon fly hiding. This guys are big! To bad we don't have a resident trout fishery.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: More Late Winter Steelhead in April

Date: 2012-04-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Chrome Late Winter run Steelhead still coming! This nice buck was about 8lbs. River is still high but it is clear! Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Jim's second fish of three this morning!

Date: 2012-04-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Marabou


Late Winter Run


Description: This is Jims 2nd of 3 fish he hooked this morning. The other 2 fish were camera shy so no picutres to show but the last fish he lost was a bigger fish. This fish looks like a summer run, but it's not it's just a 5lb late winter run. All together this morning we hooked 5 fish and landed 2! Another good day swinging flies on the Cowlitz River with Mike Sturza's flyfishing Guide Service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead and C.F. Burkheimer 8134

Date: 2012-04-07

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: C.F. Burkheimer Spey Rod 8134/4 loaded with a SA 560 Skagit Extreme, 13' of T-14 and Stroft 17lb tippet, and the Black Moel Leech helped land this little Late Winter Run Buck this morning.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Tandem tube strikes again.

Date: 2012-04-06

Location: SW Washington River     Fly: Tandum tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Mr Steel with a Late Winter Run from a local river.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Can you find the Golden Stone Fly?

Date: 2012-04-05

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: J. Kristian Rapisarda, DDS Swing a purple moel leech this evening. Kristian hooked a nice winter run but the fish was camera shy so there was no pictures.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Still coming in! Late Winter Run Steelhead

Date: 2012-04-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Fresh from the ocean! The scales were coming of when we netted her. River is still 11,200cfs. Fresh fish coming in daily! Summer runs coming soon! Mike Sturza's FlyFishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: April Steelhead Speical

Date: 2012-04-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: The Late Winter runs are here and Summer Runs are coming! April Special for the Cowlitz River $250.00 for all day for one person. $325.00 for 2 people. Bring your own Lunch, and I will provide the flies. dates still available. Watch the river flows!!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Early Morning Chrome

Date: 2012-04-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: The Cowlitz is running 11,000cfs so thought I would try a spot or too this morning, and they proved to be fishable! Water clairty is still good. Should be good fishing for Late Winter Runs for a couple more weeks. The summer steelhead will be here soon! Book your trip with Mike Sturza's Flyfishing guide service!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: This is no April fools. Sea lion in the Cowlitz

Date: 2012-04-01

Location: About 2 miles below Blue Creek     Fly: Unknown


Eats Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Big Sea lion swimming up river!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fish On, Fish off, Fish On Fish Off

Date: 2012-04-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Chris Tinder fighting a Winter Steelhead. The steelhead won the fight and came off! Chris had very good evening, she hooked 7 fish but the steelhead where camera shy so we did'nt get any pictures! Here husband Mike also so hooked two and they both where camera shy. Over all a very good evening!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Weather Steelhead

Date: 2012-03-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Ted hooked this Late Winter run Steelhead during a heavy down pour and high winds!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Last Light Steelhead

Date: 2012-03-27

Location: Cowlitz River      Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Troy saved the evening by landing this 6lb Chrome bright hen. The only fish hooked, but thier was lots fish showing themselves!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Late Winter run Steelhead on swing!

Date: 2012-03-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Nice Little Buck this evening. This was the First of two tonight. The late winter run is in full swing now. I have spots open. Evening fishing trips are available. Mike Sturza's Flyfishing Guide Service

Submitted By/Angler: MIkeSturza


Title: SMILE!

Date: 2012-03-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Blue Purple


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Josh's first fish this evening!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Josh Morris and his second fish this evening

Date: 2012-03-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Blue Purple


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Josh and Number 2 for the evening. The fish are taking really hard so leave your drag lose!! Even though they are not that big they act like there 15 pounds!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Nice red sided Buck! Last fish for the night!

Date: 2012-03-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Lots of color! Water temps warmed up a couple of degrees and turn the fish on. This was the 6th fish too hand in 2 evenings of swing flies. Mike Struza's flyfishing guide service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A Double sided red band about to be released

Date: 2012-03-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Marabou Inturder


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Jim's about to relase this little coloered up buck. He's first fish of the evening! He later lost another one. He hooked this fish after the water we where fishing just got pounded by the 100 or so boats in the last 2 days.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: An evening of Flyfishing for Late Winter Run Steel

Date: 2012-03-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tadum Tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: One of the hardest taking steelhead I've hooked in awhile. This is after the water got pounded by boats for the last 2 days! Lots of fish in the river. Should be good for the next couple of weeks! Check out Mike Sturza's FlyFishing guide service for more details!

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Victor has a VERY GOOD Morning!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2012-03-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moel Leech


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: This was Victors' first fish of four this morning! He drove all the way from Kansas to fish the Cowlitz! He was using a Hardy Ultralite loaded with a Airflo 540 Skagit head, and Guidelines 35lb GL Shooter and a 12' of SA-12 that he barrowed from Lost Creek Fly Shop. A couple days before a fish broke him of at his backing so he lost a running line,skagit head,and a sink tip. He landed 3 and lost one.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Victor's Second Fish

Date: 2012-03-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moel Leech


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Vic's second fish this morning, he lost one just about 15 minutes before hooking this one. Lots of boat traffic this morning, and still hooking fish!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Victor's 3rd fish to the hand.

Date: 2012-03-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moel Leech


Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Vic's 3rd fish of the morning. Jim Radford had lost 2 fish earlier this morning. Very good day 3 fish to hand and 3 fish that just came off. Six hook ups in one morning on the Cowlitz! Why go to the OP to Fish???

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Spring Buck

Date: 2012-03-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: The Cowlitz has been running high this past few weeks, but still if you know where to go the flyfishing fishing can be great. This buck weighed in at 13 plus pounds and was 34" long.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Late Winter (first day of spring) Steelhead

Date: 2012-03-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: Buck in the Net! 13 plus pounds and 34' long

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter chrome and Tandum Tubes

Date: 2012-03-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Winter Tandum Tubes


Winter Steelhead


Description: Purple, Black and Blue, and Black and Purple work very well on Chrome Cowlitz Winter runs. 12lbs of chrome came this morning on a Black and Purple this moring!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: March Special

Date: 2012-02-29

Location: Cowlitz River      Fly: 


WINTER STEELHEAD


Description: The Late Winter runs are here! March Special for the Cowlitz River $250.00 for all day for one person. $325.00 for 2 people. Bring your own Lunch, and I will provide the flies. dates still available. Watch the river flows!!! The lower the better!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz Chrome

Date: 2012-02-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Winter run Steelhead


Description: This Winter run still had sealice when we netted all 12 lbs of her. River is still 9,000cfs very fishable for the fly angler, but you need a net!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead on a Fly!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2012-02-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Strubert Tandum Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: 2nd Steelhead of the morning. A shade darker than the first but still another 12 lbs of Winter Steelhead. Both fish where caught with a CF Burkhiemer 12' 8" 8wt and a SA intergrated 560 with 2' of Stroft 18 lb tippet, and a Sturbert Tandum Tube tied by Lost Creek Fly Shop. Both fish where netted by Jim.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Another Cowlitz River Winter Run

Date: 2012-02-11

Location: Colitz River     Fly: Black And Blue Intruder


Winter Steehead


Description: Jim with a 10 lbs of Winter Chrome.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Blue Creek Steelhead

Date: 2012-02-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange and Black tube


Winter Steelhad


Description: Bill caught this winter steelhead tight against the bank with his Beulah 7wt.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz River Hatchery Winter Steelhead

Date: 2012-02-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Tandum Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: 34" 14 lbs of Winter Buck. One of the best battles I've had in a while. Water temp was between 42 and 44 degres. Clarity was 3 to 4 feet, and the river flows are 9,000 cfs. Very fishable. Fishing the 8128 CF Burkhimer and a 560 SA intergrated line, really good line for this rod.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz River Winter Steelhead

Date: 2012-02-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Winter Steelhead


Description: 34" 14lbs of Cowlitz River hatchery Steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Winter run Steelhead!

Date: 2012-01-14

Location: Chehalis river system     Fly: Strubert Moel Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Paul Bierig from Plano Texas with a 6lb Wild Chehalis River Steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2012-01-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this hard fighting winter buck. Ran into my backing twice - nice long runs. Fun!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Low Water on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2011-12-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Tandum tube




Description: It's been a very long time since we had this low water contions on the Cowlitz this time of year. Steelhead are here,and lots of places to fish. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Lost Creek Fly Shop!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-12-19

Location: Cowlitz- Mission Beach     Fly: Black/Blue Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice small 6 lb chrome steelhead. Released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead on the Cowlitz

Date: 2011-12-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Tandum Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: John from Lakewood with a winter steelhead. John was using a CF Burhiemer 13' 3" 7wt with a 510 Airflo skagit head, and a Black and blue tandum tube from Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Winter Steel

Date: 2011-12-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Marabou


Winter Steelhead


Description: Russells' Second Winter Steelhead of the morning. The first fish came off, but it took very hard. Time to starting booking trips with Mike Sturzas' flyfishing guide service. The winter fish are here!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Silver Salmon

Date: 2011-12-15

Location: Wilson River     Fly: Pink Headed Moal Leech


Wild Silver Salmon


Description: Early Am while fishing for Steelhead I caught this 20 LB wild Silver Salmon. First fish on my new 13 ft Thomas and Thomas DOUBLE HANDED Spey Rod that I just bought from Lost Creek Fly Shop. This beast put the rod to the test, and the rod smiled under the buckle. I released this fresh wild Coho.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: FInally! The water lowers and the fishing gets hot

Date: 2011-12-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And Blue Marabou


Winter Steelhead


Description: The Cow drops and the fishing gets better. It's been awhile since my last post but the water has been 10,600 cfs so the flyfishing has been a little tough. Jim went 3 for 2 this morning after going 0 for 7? The water level is 7,500 cfs which is still high but there is a few good flyfishing spots if you know where to go!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: November Coho!

Date: 2011-11-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moel leech


Coho Silver Salmon


Description: Derry Rush with is first coho on a fly using the Beulah Platnium 13'2" 7wt. Fishing with Mike Sturza's flyfishing guide service

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cold Morning on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2011-11-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: None




Description: There was 3 inches of snow on the boat before i scraped it of. Wonderful day on the river!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStruza


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-11-16

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And Blue T&T


Winter run Steelhead


Description: Another winter run steelhead to the Black and Blue T&T fly

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Mr Buck's First Winter Run Steelhead on a Spey Rod

Date: 2011-11-16

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And Purple T&T


Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Big Winter Run on the the Fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-11-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this 35 inch, thick shouldered buck swinging a Moal leech. Released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Crome before the Storm!

Date: 2011-11-11

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tandem Tube


Winter Steelhead


Description: Took this crome winter buck with sealice before the storm hits! Look right by the anul fin you see the sealice. Beulah Platnuim 13' 2" 7wt was the rod of choice for these Cowlitz River winter runs

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fish With Attitude!

Date: 2011-11-11

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue ?


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim with a cromer 10lb buck. Fish slammed the fly and went well into his backing, best fighting fish in a long time. A Fish With Attitude!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: This is as fresh as they get!

Date: 2011-11-11

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: None


Winter Run Steelhead


Description: How often do you see sealice on steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fish with a attitude!

Date: 2011-11-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim with a Early Winter steelhead!

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Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: November Summer run

Date: 2011-11-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Unknown(Black and purple)


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Mike Buck with a colored up summer steelhead in early November

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Two Fish Morning!

Date: 2011-11-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black And Purple Tandum Tube


Summer run steelhead


Description: First fish this morning! This 5lb Summer run hen gave a good fight in the fog this morning. Love my morning walks!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Two fish Morning

Date: 2011-11-06

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tadnum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Half way down the run during my morning walk I landed this second summer run steelhead this morning of the two fish day. 33" buck, they still fight hard. Lost another fish before I hooked this one. Frosty foggy morning on one of the best steelhead rivers in the state! There's a mixed bag of early winter run and summer steelhead, so you never know what's going to take your fly?

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Winter Run Sreelhead are starting to show!!!

Date: 2011-11-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tandum Tube


Winter run steelhead


Description: 32 inch winter run buck. Good take and and good fight. First winter run of the year and were off to a good start. Fishing conditions are great.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 32 inch Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-11-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 


Winter Steelhead


Description: November Guide Special: Half Day (6hrs) guided trip for $150 one person, two people $250. No Lunch provided. Contact us by email or phone (360-520-9855)

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: Getting ready for winter!

Date: 2011-11-01

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: Rubber leg Inturders


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Description: This is what Bill the butcher has been doing in his spare time. Now this is a lot of work and dedication to the sport of fly tying, and fly fishing

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fall Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-10-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal Leech


Fall Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught this nice buck late morning.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Native Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2011-10-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description: It's been awhile since I've posted some pictures. Here's a nice searun cutty i caught this morning. Steelhead have gotten kinda stale but there is a few around. The Early Winter run are starting to show! There was 2 at the Barrier dam in this weeks count. It won't be long now, hopefully the water levels will let us keep fishing!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Cowlitz Coho

Date: 2011-10-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Prom Dress


Cowlitz Coho


Description: Caught this Coho Buck stripping a Blue Prom Dress.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Coho

Date: 2011-10-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal Leech


Coho


Description: Coho do take flies. Black and blue ones!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bright October Coho

Date: 2011-10-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal Leech


October Coho


Description: Randy with a bright October Coho! Black and Blue Moel leech.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Coho

Date: 2011-10-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue Moal Leech


October Coho


Description: Troy had a good day for fishing for Coho on the Cowlitz River. Yes they do take flies, Black and Blue moal Leechs from Lost Creek Fly Shop!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: A limit of Searun Cutthroat from the Cowlitz River

Date: 2011-10-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver Emerger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: A evening of Cutthroat fishing, using the Beulah 11' 7" 5wt trout spey rod loaded with a Airflo 330 gr scandi head, and a 10' poly leader with 4 and 5 lb Stroft tippet. Swinging 2 flies. The brown beaver emerger size 12 and the black beaver emerger in a size 14.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Coho

Date: 2011-10-05

Location: Southwest Washington     Fly: Charteruse Pro Tube


Silver Salmon


Description: Strip, strip, strip, for hours and finally an 8 lb. female Coho grabbed it. I struggled to get rid of all the free line and get the fish on the reel, while hoping the barbless hook would stay in and it all did work out.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Coho

Date: 2011-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Blue Prom Dress


October Coho


Description: Cowlitz Coho do take flies!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Fall Chinook on the Fly

Date: 2011-09-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Unknown


Fall Chinook


Description: Nate lands this really nice Fall Chinook on the fly.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Buck and MS Black Muddler

Date: 2011-09-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: MS Black Muddler


Summer Steelead


Description: The Steelhead fishing is slowing down, and the fish are getting colored up. This nice buck took the Black MS Muddler

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Wild Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-09-18

Location: Klickitat River     Fly: Moal Leech


Wild Summer Steelhead


Description: Two wild steelhead on today, one to the bank. This 14 pound buck maxed out my 12' 6" rod. Doubled it over - I thought it was going to break as I had to pull it up through some faster water. It also broke my Lamson drag clicker as it peeled off 50 yards into the backing with the drag very tight. When the steelhead touched the bank the hook broke and I barely got the wild steelhead in my hands. It was also tagged. So I didn't waste anytime with the photo ops.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Steelhead are getting trouty

Date: 2011-09-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: MS Muddler, Black/Claret


Summer Steelhead


Description: One of the summer steelhead taken on a Black and Claret MS Muddler. Tied by Lost Creek Fly Shop

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Caddis Pupa and the imitations?

Date: 2011-09-15

Location: On the Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Emergers


Searun Cutts, and Summer Run Steelhead.


Description: October Caddis Pupa with some imitations that work really well on Searun Cutts, and Summer Run Steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Summer Steelhead of the morning!

Date: 2011-09-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Claret MS Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: RD's first summer run of the morning. RD was using the two fly system, with the Black and claret as the top fly and a no name fly as the point. A big boil and the the fish was on!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Second summer steelhead of the morning!

Date: 2011-09-15

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: No Name


Summer Steelhead


Description: RD's second fish of the morning. Still using the two fly set up and this fish took the point fly.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Searun Cutthroat on a fly

Date: 2011-09-14

Location: Cowltiz River     Fly: Beaver Emrger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Bird Stanleys first 17 inch Searun Cutthroat on a fly!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cutthroat on a fly

Date: 2011-09-14

Location: Cowllitz River     Fly: October Caddis Emerger


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Brady Stanley with a 14 inch Searun Cutthroat on. Did a Father and son trip with the Stanley's. Good trip but the fishing was slow. The searuns cutthroat are here but not in great numbers. Yet!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: October Caddis Time!

Date: 2011-09-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: OCtober Caddis Pupa tyed by Lost Creek Fly Shop


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: The October Caddis are starting to emerge,and the Steelhead are looking up, or looking down!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Blue Creek Steelhead

Date: 2011-09-12

Location: Cowlitz River at Blue Creek     Fly: Marabou Tubes


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Bill with a early morning catch at Blue Creek.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeStrurza


Title: Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2011-09-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: MS October Caddis Muddler


Searun Cutthroat


Description: It's that time of year again to start fishing two flies. I had the MS October Caddis Muddler as a top fly and a small buggy no name fly as dropper or the point fly. This 18 inch searun cutthroat took the MS October Caddis Muddler. The Ocober Caddis were flying around this evening so it's time to start useing the muddlers and pupas!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer evening on the Cowlitz River

Date: 2011-09-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black MS MUddler with a small no name Point fly


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Fished with a old friend tonight Dave Spiller (Who took the picture). This little five pound summer steelhead buck took the Black MS muddler. The fish boiled on the fly took,and off with a lot of head shaking.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Breaking in the new Greys Telescopic Folding Net

Date: 2011-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead wet fly


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: First fish in the Greys Telescopic Folding Net. I netted this hard fighting 29 inche buck for Bill. The net worked just fine!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 18 Inche Native Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2011-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Soft Hackle


Native Searun Cutthroat


Description: Bill hooked and landed this 18 plus inche NATIVE Searun Cuttrhoat. Nice Fish!!!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Run Steelhead on the Beach!

Date: 2011-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Soft Hackle


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Bill hooked and I netted this nice 29" hard fighting Summer Run Steelhead buck. Bill was using 2 flies and the fish took the point fly.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Midday Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2011-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Bill caught this Summer run during the hotest part of the day on a Doc Spratley using a sink tip to get down.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Sea Run CuttThroat

Date: 2011-09-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Richard with a averge size Searun Cutthroat

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2011-09-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple Tandum Tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Glenn with an average size (14 inches) Searun Cutthroat.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Sea Run Cutthroats are here!

Date: 2011-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver


Sea run Cutthroats


Description: This is last years picture, but this is what's to come. The Searuns Cutts are starting to show, not in great numbers yet! Great fun on a Beulah 11' 7" 5wt. Book your trip for the Searun Cutthroats with Mike Sturza's Fly Fishing Guide Service.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bait Versas Fly and the FLY won!

Date: 2011-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange Cone, Purple Tandem tube


Summer run steelhead


Description: Hooked and landed this little Summer run buck steelhead, that had already been hooked by a bait chucker. Fishing the CF Burkhiemer 12'5" 7wt with a 450 skagit switch and the Hardy Taupo perfect.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Learning to Skagit cast

Date: 2011-08-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: None


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Rob and Simera Stanley, learning the fine art of spey casting for summer run steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Kent's 1st Steelhead on Beulah's 13'2" 7 wt. Spey

Date: 2011-08-24

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leach


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Kent's Browns very 1st steelhead on the second day of a 2 day guided trip. Hooked four and landed one, this was the first fish of the day. A really nice 12 lb buck steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Summer Run on the Fly rod!

Date: 2011-08-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple summer tandem tube


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: This was Paul's first Summer run on the fly rod. The Beulah Platnuim 9'6" 6wt with a Royal Wulff Ambush line was the rod of choice. Nice Job Paul!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Sea Run Cutthroat of the season!

Date: 2011-08-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Summer Tadum Tube


Searun Cutthroat


Description: First Sea Run Cutt of the season. About 15 inches and full of fight thought it was a small steelhead until it jumped.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Beulah 11' 7" 5wt

Date: 2011-08-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Summer Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fished the Beulah 11' 7" 5wt Spey this morning and had this little summerun steelhead took the fly like a 10 pounder. This little rod is alot of FUN!!!!!!!!!! for summer steelhead that are this size and a little bigger.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Bill lands the Buck

Date: 2011-08-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhad


Description: Bill Williams from Longview WA lands this nice 9lb summer run buck with a 13'9" CF Burkhiemer.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Summer run Steelhead on the Beulah 12'6'' 6w

Date: 2011-08-11

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop/Cowlitz river     Fly: Orange and black tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bill Barker from Morton WA, first steelhead on the New Beulah 12'6" 6wt from Lost Creek Fly Shop! (He bought the rod yesterday!)

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Pink Salmon from Canada

Date: 2011-08-10

Location: Some Where in Canada     Fly: Unknow


Pink Salmon


Description: I run after this one the whole length of this beach. Incredibly powerfool fish. It was at least 6-7 lb Ended up in my sisters freezer :-))))

Submitted By/Angler: Sasha


Title: Tigermuskie on the Fly

Date: 2011-08-09

Location: Mayfied Lake     Fly: Marabou flash fly Tied by Lost Creek Fly Shop


Tigermuskie


Description: Ginger with her very first Tigermuskie from Mayfield lake. Ginger and Burt saw 15 tigers and had 3 follows to the boat, and thousands of suckers!



Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Tigermuskie of the season!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2011-08-08

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Tied by Lost Creek Fly Shop (name to be Announced


Tigermuskie


Description: Tigermuskie trip on Lake Mayfield with Bert and Ginger. This was Gingers' first Tigermuskie on a fly. More pictures coming soon! Seen 15 had 3 fallows and and one to the net!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: First Summer run on a spey rod! And on a 12'6" 5wt

Date: 2011-08-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Took Randy Kjorstad from Tacoma WA, out this morning and had a very good day! Randy had two hard grabs had one on and lost it, and landed two! This was Randys first steelhead on a spey rod. Here is his first fish of the morning. All were on a 12'6" 5wt,with a 420 Scagit swtich, 10' super fast sink ploy leader and a 3" purple moel leech.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: 2nd fish of the morning

Date: 2011-08-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Here is Randy with his second steelhead of the morning

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: May fly Hatch

Date: 2011-08-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: May fly hatch on the waders


none


Description: The little reddish brown mayflys emerging on my waders

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-07-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught and released this five pound summer steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Little Steelhead Buck

Date: 2011-07-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple summer Tandum Tube


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Last swing of the morning! Nice little 6/7 pound Buck.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Steelhead Jump

Date: 2011-07-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bob hooked two, and this one jumped at least four feet out of the river.

Submitted By/Angler: Bob


Title: BC, Vancouver Island Summer Fish trip

Date: 2011-07-25

Location:      Fly: Moal Leech


BC, Vancouver Island


Description: Fishing report:
2 - Ten LB Wild Salmon, caught swinging Moal Leech (photo)
2 - Small 4 lb wild Steelhead
1 - Sea Run Cut (16 inch

Rivers Fished:

Campbell (1 Steelehad, 1 Sea run cut.. Short river, running high.
right in Campbell river city. Crowded.

Gold River - Beautiful river, no fish. Remote

Nimpkish - Beautiful River, very remote. 2, Salmon, 1, Steelhead. Lost bank. I had to pull the Steelhead up thru fast water.

Tried to fish Stamp/Somas - no access.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Waiting for water!

Date: 2011-07-24

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: none


none


Description: Finished glueing the pond liner this morning, and going to add water later today.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: New York Boys

Date: 2011-07-21

Location: Some Where Back East     Fly: None


Alantic Salmon


Description: Bill Guditus on the left the guy on right is Jim Kohler

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: The Casting Pond

Date: 2011-07-20

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: None


Gold Fish


Description: Breaking groung for the csating pond. It will be 40' by 100' long.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: FIRST SUMMER RUN! on the Spey rod.

Date: 2011-07-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Billy landed his first Summer Run Buck steelhead on the spey rod. Nice Job! Black Moel Leech does the job again.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steel

Date: 2011-07-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Blue stinger


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Jim holding a 8lb Summer Run Steelhead. The 8/9 G Loomis dredger was the rod of choice. Jim's landed a lot(I mean a lot) of fish on this rod!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Dr Stu Schwartz

Date: 2011-07-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Swing a Purple summer tandum tube


None


Description: Dr Stu Schwartz swinging a Summer tandem tube, on a Beulah 13'2" 7wt. No fish came to the fly but we did witness an amazing mayfly hatch. The swallows and the Wax Wing Cardinals were just picking them off left and right out of the air!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza


Title: Skagit Master Dylan

Date: 2011-07-15

Location: South Fork of the Lewis River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Dylan went 2 for 2 on his first flyfishing trip with his dad using the 12'6" 7wt Burkhiemer spey rod. Dylan did what takes most guys years to do! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dylan

Submitted By/Angler: Brett and Dylan Bates


Title: Summers run steelhead in the Cowlitz

Date: 2011-07-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple and Blue Tandum tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: A two steelhead landed before 5am released 1 that had some road rash.

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: First Summer run of the morning

Date: 2011-07-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Big grins for Brett Bates, his first summer run of the morning. He had a really good pull earlier in the morning but didn't stick it.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: First Summer run of the morning

Date: 2011-07-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple moal Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Big grins for Brett Bates, his first summer run of the morning. He had a really good pull earlier in the morning but didn't stick it.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: Early Morning Chromer

Date: 2011-07-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Summer Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: First fish of the morning before 5:am Had one more good pull and had 2 more on, had them right to the bank before they came unbuttoned! All before 8:am

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: 10lbs Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-07-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Sturbert Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Troy with a nice! 10 lbs Summer Steelhead from the Cowlitz River.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Three-Fer Steelhead

Date: 2011-07-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Three fish on, two to the bank. Not the best photo night, but this is what I got. All Happen in one hours time. A fresh pod came through the run. Nice Hour!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Testing the New Hardy 12' 7wt spey rod

Date: 2011-07-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Summer Tandem Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Took Gary Sandstrom out this moring to cast the new Hardy 12' 7wt spey rod and 12' 5wt. I hooked this little buck on the 12' 7wt using a SA 440 with 13' of SA-10 sink tip and a purple summer tandem tube.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: Leech Lake Brookie

Date: 2011-07-11

Location: Leech Lake     Fly: Ricards Callabaetis nymph


High Country Brook Trout


Description: Used a 10 foot Hover Polyleader and a Ricards Callabaetis nymph and caught another RB, then a 12� Brookie. As I was unhooking the Brookie, there was another swirl in casting range, so I put the bug in the rings and got the last RB on the forth strip. The triploids are bigger, but nothing is prettier than a high lake Brookie.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Baby Beaver

Date: 2011-07-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Hey, what fly you using?




Description: Took this picture of this curious little baby beaver. He swam right up to me twice, the first time he swam by me about 5 feet away under water to check the boat out and then the second time he swam up to me about 10 feet sat up on a rock and checked me out, so I took his picture. These are the little things you can see on the Cowlitz!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Twofer Steelhead

Date: 2011-07-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple flash Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Good evening - hooked two, lost one on the bank and the other on the bank - so to say.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Had a vistitor at the shop this mornrnig

Date: 2011-07-06

Location: Lost Creek Fly Shop     Fly: Hexagenia Mayfly


None


Description: Open the door this morning at 3:45 am and this Hexagenia Mayfly flew in.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Early Morning Steelhead!

Date: 2011-07-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer steelhead


Description: First fish of the morning! Hooked two fish right in front of Guide Boats pulling plugs this morning. Even though I lost both of them. What a great Morning!

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: Native Cutthroat

Date: 2011-07-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Native Cutthroat


Description: Very tough day of fishing! The river was on the drop from 8000cfs to 3500cfs in a 36 hr period. Whats the reason ???????????????. Did manage to get this nice native cutthroat for Val Lev, MD. Val was learning to skagit cast which he caught on to very quickly.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: From a creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Fores

Date: 2011-07-01

Location: A creek in the Gifford Pinchot     Fly: Sz 12 Green Stimulator


Native Rainbow Trout


Description: Fishing the high country in a creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. 15 inche native rainbow! I caught it on a Sz 12 Green Stimulator in a creek in the Gifford Pinchot

Submitted By/Angler: Pat Coleman


Title: Here's one the seals missed but the Beulah did'nt

Date: 2011-06-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Tandum Tube


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Had to land this fish with the net, water is running at 8500cfs. Still high but there's fish in the river and the seasons just getting started!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Sturza


Title: The blind pig finds a truffle

Date: 2011-06-30

Location: SF Toutle River     Fly: Green Butt Skunk


Summer run steelhead


Description: Fished the Toutle from 1100 to 1630 with the 12 6 Beulah Spey, an Airflow 420 gr Scandi and 10 of clear intermediate polyleader with a #6 Green Butt Skunk. At 1245, I was fishing a nice riffle and got the big grab. The 25 inch female hatchery Steelie made one half hearted jump and dodged over around and through a rock garden before coming ashore for a rock shampoo. It was the first SH landed on that 6 wt and bright as chrome. Life is good.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-06-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Custom Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: A photo is worth a lot of words. Here is my photo essay of the evening - Released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Two Summer Run Steelhead in the boat By 6:30 am.

Date: 2011-06-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple and Sturburt Moel Leechs


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Moals Leechs!!!! The fish were in the right spot this morning. The hen took the purple moal leech and the buck took the Sturburt moal leech.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza Fly Fishing Guide Service


Title: Alantic Salmon

Date: 2011-06-25

Location: Unknown     Fly: Unknown


Alantic Salmon


Description: Notice the Berkhimer almost washing down river as I hold this 15 pound hen. Ha

Submitted By/Angler: BILL GUDITUS


Title: Tigermuskie Time

Date: 2011-06-24

Location: Mayfield lake     Fly: Name unknown but it took a lot of materials to tie


Tigermuskie


Description: Jason Small and his dad doing the figure 8 on a Tigermuskie that just fallowed.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Tigermuskie Flies

Date: 2011-06-24

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: BIG ONES!!!!!!!


Tigermuskie


Description: Tigermuskie Flies for the day.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Chrome Steelhead on the Moel Leech!!!!!!

Date: 2011-06-23

Location: SW Washington     Fly: Shrimpy Pink Moel Leech hand tied from Lost Creek


Summer Steelhead


Description: This was the 2nd steelhead this morning, the first fish broke of due to a half hitch 2/3rds into the running line>@#$%.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: 3rd Chromer of the morning

Date: 2011-06-23

Location: SW Washington     Fly: Shrimpy pink Moel leech from LC Fly Shop


Summer Steelhead


Description: 3rd fish of the morning! Hooked this fish in front of 3 boats! This was one of the hotest summer runs of the season! Looks like a ghost in the picture.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Finally, Somthing good to report!

Date: 2011-06-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Blue mole Leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Troy gets a 10lb summer run steelhead with the water flows at 8900cfs this morning. Troy was using the Scott A3 11' 8wt with the new Airflo Compact 510 skagit switch line. High water flows during the week, and low(5200cfs) during the weekend. Makes for some interesting fishing!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-06-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Flash Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: A picture paints a thousand words so the saying goes. Well several frames say a lot of words. No words just this image (Okay fish in first frame is jumping 5 + feet into the air):

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Tilton River Rainbows and Cuttthroats

Date: 2011-06-05

Location: Tilton River     Fly: Brown Rubber leg stone


Cutbow


Description: This is what the Tilton River has to offer! IF you can find them? Floated lots of water and found a few nice Rainbows and Cutthroats of this size, and some smaller.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Steel


Title: Rainbow

Date: 2011-06-05

Location: Tilton River     Fly: Brown Rubber leg stone


Hatchery Rainbow


Description: This is what the Tilton River has to offer! IF you can find them? Floated 5 miles of water and found a few nice Rainbows and Cutthroats of this size, and some smaller.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Steel


Title: Tilton River Float

Date: 2011-06-05

Location: Tilton River     Fly: Used the rubber leg stone in runs like this.


Rainbows and Cutthroats


Description: Floating around big rocks in the Tilton River!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-06-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Sumer Steelhead


Description: Two Steelhead this evening, both were 8 pound bright summer hens.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-06-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Sumer Steelhead


Description: Two Steelhead this evening, both were 8 pound bright summer hens.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: An evening run for summer runs

Date: 2011-05-31

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer run steelhead


Description: Fish hit the moel three times before the take. Fishing the 12'6" Beulah Platnium with a 450 gr Airflo compact Skagit with 12' of SA-12 sink tip and 16lb stroft tippet

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: An evening run for summer runs! Catch 2

Date: 2011-05-31

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Black Tandum Tube


Late winter run steelhead


Description: Thought i was hung up till it pulled back! Little late winter run took the Black tandum tube.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Black Meol Leech In the mouth!

Date: 2011-05-31

Location: Kalama River      Fly: Black Meol Leech


Summer steelhead


Description: Summer Run Steelhead just love 3 inch Black, and purple, and red, and black/purple moel leechs

Submitted By/Angler: B.B


Title: Summer Steelhead for the Barbecue

Date: 2011-05-26

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Landed with the Scott ARC 11' 9" 6wt, 16lb Stroft and a 3 inch Purple Moel Leech this 33 inch Summer Steelhead Buck was a good fight! The first fish fought better than this one but he won.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: The 2011 Summer Steelhead are in!

Date: 2011-05-25

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Purple MOEL Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bretts second Summer run Steelhead of the morning! How does he do it? (Smelly Jelly)HA!HA!

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: What a way to start a Wensday Morning!

Date: 2011-05-25

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Egg Sucking Black and Purple Tandum Tube


Summer Steelhead


Description: Mike Tinder with his second steelhead of the morning.

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Tinder


Title: Double!

Date: 2011-05-25

Location: NW Alaska/Washington     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Limit of summer steelhead


Description: Remember when this happened every day years ago!

Submitted By/Angler: Bret Bates


Title: Late Winter Run

Date: 2011-05-23

Location: NW Washington     Fly: Black/Purple Tandum Tube


Late Winter Steelhead


Description: Fishing for Early Summer run and landed this little Late Winter run native buck. Second fish of the evening! Lost the first one!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Jammin on the Kalama

Date: 2011-05-21

Location: Kalama River     Fly: Balck and purple tube fly


Summer Steelhead


Description: Summer run steelhead. First fish of the morning

Submitted By/Angler: Landon Connorton


Title: Tigermuskie Release

Date: 2011-05-14

Location: Mayfield Lake     Fly: Looking for one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tigermuskie


Description: 1250 fish were released into Lk Mayfield. This makes 3 years in a row with a full complimnet of fish for all 7 musky lakes in WA. A bright future is indeed ahead.

Submitted By/Angler: Unknown


Title: Wild Summer Steelhead

Date: 2011-05-13

Location: Clackamas River     Fly: Custom Moal Leech


Wild Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice early run summer Steelhead in Clackamas River, Oregon. Released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Piggy, Piggy

Date: 2011-05-02

Location: Elma Ponds Grays Harbor County     Fly: 


Rainbow Trout


Description: On Tuesday, Dan and I fished by ourselves. Once again, the wind was blowing about 20 mph. He caught one and I got two and lost two. In two days, we fished about 7 hours and landed 7 RB’s between 3 and 5 lbs and lost 7 others.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Best Day of Flyfishing for Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-03-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange Tandem Tube/Black and Purple Tandem tube


Little winter run buck


Description: Its been a long time since having a 5 fish day. Two long releases,two really good tugs and one fish to the bank. The Soluner Tables were on the money this morning. Went to using the Scott T2h six weight with SA 480 Skagit extrem and 12' of SA 12, and a black and purple tandem tube. 12 fish in 7 days,six to the bank and lost six, been a good run,and now the river is 10,700. Become a firm beliver of the tandum tubes!

Submitted By/Angler: THe fish


Title: Wild Cowlitz Steelhead ????????????????

Date: 2011-03-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple Tandem tube


Late Winter run Steelheead


Description: Early morning steelhead caught on a rising river.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Deer coming to water

Date: 2011-03-29

Location: Cowtiz River      Fly: 




Description: Three deer coming for water in the early morning hours.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter run Steelhead on the Beulah 13' 2" 7wt

Date: 2011-03-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black and Purple tandem tube fly


Late Winter run steelhead


Description: There might be something with these tanden tubes!!!!!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Big Cowlitz Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-03-26

Location: Colwitz River     Fly: Black and purple tandum tube


Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: This 34 inch 14 plus lbs buck was a nice surprise!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: First winter run steelhead in awhile

Date: 2011-03-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Late Winter run


Description: Fishing the Beulah 13'2" 7wt and a purple moel leech. Hatchey winter run steelhead love purple moel leechs,and black ones to!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Wild Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-03-22

Location: Chetco River     Fly: Blue Flash Intruder


Wild Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this chrome ten pound wild winter steelhead using a custom blue flash Intruder.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Wild Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-03-21

Location: Chetco River     Fly: Blue Flash Intruder


Wild Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this chrome six pound wild winter steelhead using a custom blue flash Intruder.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Chrome Winter fish

Date: 2011-03-20

Location: Cowltiz River      Fly: Purple Intruder


Winter Run


Description: Brett Bates with a late hatchery Winter Steelhead. First of two for the morning

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: My first winter steelhead

Date: 2011-02-28

Location: Western Washington     Fly: Unknown


Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Mike, My first! And first wild, and first steelhead on the swing, and first with the Beulah Switch. Plus, one of your flies! Thanks, Robbi

Submitted By/Angler: Robbi


Title: Wild Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-02-10

Location: Hoh River     Fly: Custom Mega Moal Leech


Wild Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice ten pound wild buck + two Searun Dolly Vardens today. Photos were taken from chest mounted video cam. Steelhead was never out of water, and quickly released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-01-06

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Black and Chartreuse Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Bob caught this 6 lb Steelhead after going through a long line up of fly fishermen.

Submitted By/Angler: Bob Layton


Title: First Winter Steelhead

Date: 2011-01-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Blue Moel Leech


Winter run Steelhead


Description: Bill with his first winter run on a spey rod! Way to go Bill!

Submitted By/Angler: Bill The Butcher


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-12-22

Location: A Columbia Tributary     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Winter run Steelhead


Description: Fishing the Burkie 12'8" 8wt with a Hardy Taupo loaded with the New SA 520 Skagit Extreme head with integrated tip and a Purple Moel Leech

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Black and Blue or Purple and Black

Date: 2010-12-20

Location: Fly tying desk     Fly: Blue And Black Intruder style




Description: Blue and Black inturder style fly on a spinner shank with Blue and black Finn Racoon.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: The Cowlitz is high and dirty

Date: 2010-12-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: none


None


Description: We are going to experince dirty water for a good part of the winter and more than likely its going to be high. Still fishable with the fly if the river drops to 8000 and less.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-12-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Custom Black Intruder


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jim Caught and released this nice Chrome 6lb Steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Jim Radford


Title: December Sliver

Date: 2010-12-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Blue Moel Leech


Silver Salmon


Description: Trying out the New Scientific Anglers 520gr skagit extreme with the intergrated 12' tip on a 12' 8" 8wt CF Burkhiemer and the line was loaded on a New Hardy 3 7/8 Taupo with 150 yards of 30lbs, SA backing. For closer up to 70' casting this new intergrated system works very well. Using a Black/Blue Moel leech.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-12-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Mega Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice 12 LB Hen this PM on a black Mega Moal Leech.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Coho Salmon fillets/Black Moel Leechs

Date: 2010-11-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Silver Salmon


Description: I had a chance to hit the river for a few hours this morning. I was test casting a CF Burkheimer 13' 4' 7wt, and yes this is a very nice casting rod. I had a 540gr Airflo Compact skagit with 12' of T-11 and the Black Moel leech rigged to a 4" Hardy Perfect, there is a reason there called a perfect!. The Silver Hen took the Moel on the SWING! I left my camera at home but i got the best picture i could when i got home.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: It's time to think of winter steelhead!

Date: 2010-10-29

Location: The fly box     Fly: Intruders


Winter Steelhead


Description: Landens winter fly box. Lots of time involved in tying these flys

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Klickitat River Morning

Date: 2010-10-22

Location: Klickitat River      Fly: Red Butt Black Bear


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Brett Bate fishing a run on the Klickitat River.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Teds Chum Salmon

Date: 2010-10-18

Location: Hoodsport WA     Fly: Lady Gaga Fly


Chum Salmon


Description: He caught 13 Sculpin (Bullheads) and hooked 3 chum in the mouth with that horrid Lady Gaga Fly. He landed one, got another within a rod length of shore, and LRR'ed the last.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: 1001 Searun Cuthtroat

Date: 2010-10-18

Location: The pipe run     Fly: What ever you think?


Searun Cutthroat from the Cowlitz River


Description: If you can count how many fish are in this picture - call me!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: The Stevens Family outing

Date: 2010-10-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver Emerger


Searun Cutthroat from the Cowlitz River


Description: Ev and Joe Stevens and TJ Monroe with thier first searun cutthroats on a Scott G2 fly rod swinging the beaver emrger.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: A limit of harvest Trout With the Beulah Platinium

Date: 2010-10-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Beaver Emerger and Beaver nymph


Searun Cutthroat form the Cowlitz River


Description: Fishing the Beulah Platinium 11'7" 5wt this evening. If you ever want to have some fun i highly recommend casting this true little spey rod! Light has a feather has really good feel, makes a 16" cutthroat feel like a 6lb steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: October Steelhead

Date: 2010-10-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Small cone head marabou tube fly


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Bill Barker hold a 6lb October summer run steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Bill Barker


Title: Buck Hunting on the Cowlitz

Date: 2010-10-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Size 6 Doc Spratley


Late summer steelhead


Description: A good buck steelhead on the size 6 Doc Spratley

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-09-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught this nice 12 pound buck this PM.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Chinook

Date: 2010-09-28

Location: Blue Creek     Fly: Blue Logan Creek leech


Fall Chinook


Description: Troys first Fall Chinook of the year!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Early morning

Date: 2010-09-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: I had two fish rise to a MS October Muddler but no hook ups so i went back through the same run with a Black Moel Leech. Get'm every time.

Submitted By/Angler: Fish


Title: Fall time fun

Date: 2010-09-26

Location: You need to be a goat to get there!     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Nate with a Cowlitz river steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Nate Johnson


Title: October Caddis Time!

Date: 2010-09-17

Location: Cowlitz river     Fly: October Caddis Muddler


Summer run Buck Steelhead


Description: This is the third fish of the day! Two fish came in the morning one to the October caddis muddler and the other came to the Black Moel leech. This fish came this evening to the October Caddis Mudder. Two big boils before grabing the fly. Using the Scott T2H 12' 6" 6wt with a 380 Airflow Compact Scandi with a modified Airflo floating poly leader. The top fly is the October Caddis Muddler and four feet behind the top fly is the a size 8 night dancer.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: October Caddis Time!

Date: 2010-09-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: First fish of the morning! Using the Scott T2H 12' 6"6wt. One of the BEST light 6 wt spey ever made!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Testing the Beulah Platnuim 13' 2" 7wt

Date: 2010-09-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Recieved my Beulah Platnuim 13'2" 7wt last night. So this morning i tried it out with a Airflo Compacr Skagit 510 with a 90gr SA sink tip and the go to Black Moel leech. This is the result. Casts very well with the setup that i have on it. A very nice casting rod, light in the hand and recovers good after the cast. Will be fishing more with this later on for winter runs!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Steelhead Hen

Date: 2010-09-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Nates' second fish of the morning. Useing the Scott T2H 12'6" 6wt both fish came to the Black Moel Leech. This is s really sweet summer spey rod!!!!!!!!!

Submitted By/Angler: Nate


Title: Steelhead Bob

Date: 2010-09-09

Location: Blue Creek     Fly: Tying one on!




Description: Steelhead Bob tying his favorite fly on.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: SeaRun Cutthroat

Date: 2010-09-09

Location: Blue Creek     Fly: A black one


Searun Cuttrhoat


Description: RD with a good searun landed with a light 6wt spwy rod. 6wt spey rods are perfect for this time of year.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this Twelve Pound, 32 inch Buck this AM.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Three Fish Morning!

Date: 2010-09-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Pheasant marabou


Summer Steelhead


Description: First of three fish that Bob B from Roy Wa hooked and landed. (and not in front of the pipe)

Submitted By/Angler: Bob


Title: Three Fish Morning!

Date: 2010-09-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Pheasant marabou


Summer run Steelhead


Description: 15 minutes later Bobs second fish of the morning. Nice Job Bob!

Submitted By/Angler: Bob B


Title: Three Fish Morning!

Date: 2010-09-06

Location: Cowlitz River      Fly: unknown


Wild Summer run Buck Steelhead


Description: 20 minutes later this wild thing comes to the fly. Bobs third steelhead of the day. Good job Bob!

Submitted By/Angler: Bob B


Title: Sunday Morning

Date: 2010-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech and Doc Spratley


Summer Steelhead


Description: Two fish morning! One on the Dry line and one on the skagit sinking line.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: The Black moel leech hooks another Summer Steelhea

Date: 2010-09-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Fished the Beulah Platinum 12'6" 6wt this morning, and i will say this is becomeing a favorite. Used the Black Moel leech on 450 Airflo Compacr Skagit with 12' 90gr sinktip.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Troy Logan at the Bone Yard

Date: 2010-09-04

Location: The Bone Yard     Fly: Logan Creek Special


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice Summer Run Steelhead from the Bone Yard on the Cowlitz

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Hunting for searun cuttthroats

Date: 2010-09-03

Location: Blue Creek boat ramp     Fly: worms and eggs(Ha Ha)




Description: RD and Ted off on another flyfishing adventger on the Cowlitz river hunting for Searun Cuts

Submitted By/Angler: Fish


Title: First Summer run

Date: 2010-09-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 3" Hot Cone Orange Purple Moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Teds first summer run steelhead of the summer.

Submitted By/Angler: Ted Ricks


Title: Septmeber Steelhead

Date: 2010-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


10lb September steelhead


Description: Fishing with Beulah rep Mr.Bruce Berry. I picked his pocket(Ha,Ha) using a Beulah Platinum 12'6" 6wt using a 430 skagit head with a 4'' black Moel leech. This rod might be? the go to rod for using moel leeches and other big flies.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: September 1st steelhead

Date: 2010-09-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Just broke in the Bougle MkVI 4" on a 10lb summer run buck Steelhead. Makes a reel sweet sound.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Claret MS Muddler strikes agian

Date: 2010-08-31

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Claret MS Muddler


6lb summer steelhead


Description: 6lb summer steelhead hen on the 2 fly system using the Scott T2H 12'6" 6wt with a 380 Airflo compact scandi with a 14 poly leader cut back to 12' 6". In my opinion this is a really good system for swing wet flys for steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-08-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught two Steelhead. First a chrome five pound hen, then a 12LB + buck.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-08-05

Location: Cowlitz River?     Fly: Black Euphoria


Summer run Buck Steelhead


Description: Charles Siebers from Springfield OR, with a Good 10lb Buck Steelhead form the three rock run on the Cowlitz River

Submitted By/Angler: Charles Siebers


Title: Fishing with Friends

Date: 2010-08-01

Location: Some where on the Cowlitz River     Fly: Hot Bead rubber tail nymph


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Greg and Paul Clark with good friend Rick Van Horn. Fishing the 12'5" 7wt CF Burkheimer with a 450 Airflo compact skagit and fast sink 10' poly leader

Submitted By/Angler: Paul Clark


Title: FlyFishing the High Country

Date: 2010-08-01

Location: Yellowjacket Creek     Fly: Size 12 Black Humpy


17" Native Rainbow


Description: 17 in. Native Rainbow caught by Becky Coleman in Yellowjacket Crk on a sz 12 Humpy.

Submitted By/Angler: Pat And Beckey Coleman


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-31

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple Barber pole Moel Leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Mr Bates with a NOTHER fine Cowlitz River 12lb summer run steelhead using the black and purple Barber pole moel leech

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Test fishing the Scott A3 12'6" 7wt prototype with the Hardy Bougle MkVI and a 510 Airflo compact skagit with 15' of the SA Spey Tungsten Tip weigh in at 90 grains. After the battle this 12+lb buck gave the rod and reel i will be fising this lots more this summer and well in to the winter season!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Red Muddler


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Rep Gary Sandstroms first summer run of 2010 on the Cowlitz. Gary was using a Gideline Le Cie 13' 6'' 8/9 with a full SA intermidate line.

Submitted By/Angler: Gary Sandstrom


Title: Spring Chinook Jack

Date: 2010-07-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purplr Summer Moel


Spring Chinook Jack


Description: Fishing the Scott T2H 12'6" 6wt

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Logan Creek leech


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Troy Fishing the upper Cowliz River

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-26

Location: Upper Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moel Leech


Summer run Buck Steelhead


Description: Hooked 4 landed 1 in the bowl on the upper Cowlitz river

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Native Rainbow from Yellow Jacket Creek

Date: 2010-07-24

Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest     Fly: Goddard Caddis size 14


Native Raibow Trout


Description: One of many on the Goddard caddis and the tent wing caddis size 12 and 14. With the help of the 5wt Ambush lines! These lines have made are highcountry small stream fly fishing so much easier

Submitted By/Angler: Pat & Becky Coleman


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-22

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Intruder style stinger


Summer Run Steelhead


Description: Dave using a CF Burkhiemer 14"2" classic spey rod with a Airflo Compact Skagit

Submitted By/Angler: Dave Schoonover


Title: Meta Lake Brook Trout

Date: 2010-07-18

Location: 7 miles from Mt.St Helens     Fly: Black Simi Seal Bugger and a beaver trailer


Brook trout


Description: Fishin Native brook trout with Scott fly rods and floating in a Bucks Bags River Ghost pontoon boat

Submitted By/Angler: The fish


Title: Scott A3 proto type 12' 5" 7wt spey rod

Date: 2010-07-15

Location: Lower Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Moel Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Testing the New Scott A3 12'5" 7wt proto type spey rod

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-07-12

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple tube fly


Summer Steelhead


Description: Bills first Summer run steelhead on the Royal Wulff Ambush line.

Submitted By/Angler: Bill the Bucther


Title: Walupt Lake

Date: 2010-06-27

Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest     Fly: Beaver and Black/Olive Simi Seal Leech


Cutthroat


Description: Good day! Caught lots of Native Cutthroats and Rainbows. Average size 10 to 12 inches

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: June Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-06-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught two Steelhead this evening. First day of summer! River is starting to get crowded.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: June Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-06-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Fun

Date: 2010-06-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: #6 Balck Euphoria


10lbs of summer steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Bruce Berry


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-06-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-06-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught three Steelhead this evening, all caught & released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-06-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice bright 8LB summer run. This hen was chrome and full of fresh energy. Jumped 10 times, and ran well into my backing - very fun!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Smallmouth Bass

Date: 2010-05-16

Location: Lower Yakima River     Fly: Rubber leg Woolly Worm


Smallmouth bass


Description: Tyson Sturza holding a 4lb Smallmouth Bass

Submitted By/Angler: Tyson Sturza


Title: Vance Lake Rainbow

Date: 2010-05-09

Location: Vance Ponds. Elma WA     Fly: Black Simi Seal Bugger


Rainbow Triplod


Description: Fishing a 10' 6wt Scott S4 (Sweet Lake Rod) with a type 2 Intermediate. Using a size 8 Black simi seal bugger

Submitted By/Angler: Fish


Title: Triploids

Date: 2010-05-05

Location: Elma     Fly: Brown Wooly Bugger


Triploid


Description: Really nice triploid caught out of the lakes near Elma.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2010-04-22

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice, very chrome summer steelhead. Fought like a champion, and was released. This nice hen is an early return summer run (eggs didn't appear to be developed yet). Earliest I have ever caught a summer steelhead. Steelhead slammed my fly like a freight train. Hello Summer Steelhead!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Ear Piercing

Date: 2010-04-11

Location: The shores of the Cowlitz River     Fly: Logan Creek Special


Darens' Right ear


Description: Size 1 Logan Creek Special in the ear!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy


Title: Late Winter Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-04-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Spey Fly


April Late Winter Run Steelhead


Description: Victor From Tacoma area with a late Winter Run Steelhead from the Cowlitz River.

Submitted By/Angler: Victor


Title: Skookumchuck Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-22

Location: Skookumchuck River     Fly: Logan Creek Special Pink head


10lb+ Late Winter run Steelhead


Description: Jumped out after my conferences today for a couple hours—landed this one at the top of the skook on the pink LC—this hen went absolutely ballistic! It jumped 5 or 6 times and went underneath some brush. I managed to pull it out and then down river around the corner for the chase—it was great having the Scott 11’ 8wt switch rod—sweet rod and lots of power—it handled the fish with ease.

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Lake Lenore Cutthroat

Date: 2010-03-16

Location: Eastern Washington     Fly: Richards leech patterns and Black Cronies


Cutthroat


Description: I landed 23 fish in 3 days. Several fish weighing around 5lbs and one that went 7 to 8 lbs.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple barbor pole Moal Leech




Description: 10lb Late winter run buck

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple barbor pole Moal Leech




Description: 10lb Late winter run buck

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Coastal Winter Run Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-09

Location: Some Where on the Olympic Peninsula     Fly: Red Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Mr Battes with a 17lb wild winter run steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: 7lb Cowlitz River late Winter Run

Date: 2010-03-08

Location:      Fly: Black/Purple Moal Leech


Late Winter run Buck


Description: Scott T2h 13' 6" 7wt with a Hardy Cascapedia loaded with Guideline Comp running line and the Airflo 510 Compact Skagit with 12' of T-11 and 4' of Stroft leader tippet and a Black/Purple moal Leech does it every time. This was the Third fish of three tonight!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: 12 lb Cowlitz late Winter Run

Date: 2010-03-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple barbor pole Moal Leech


12lbs of late winter run Steelhead 2nd fish of thr


Description: Scott T2h 13' 6" 7wt with a 8/9 Cascapedia Mkll reel loaded with 35lb Guideling compline with a 510 Airflo Compact Skagit with 12' of t-11 and 4' of 16lb of Stroft leader tippet and a moal leech. Does it every time!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: The first signs of spring!

Date: 2010-03-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Salmon Fly




Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Nate and Lannden


Title: The first signs of spring!

Date: 2010-03-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Salmon Fly




Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Nate and Lannden


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black/Purple Thunderhead Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead Buck


Description:

Steelhead Buck Catch & Release on Thunderhead Moal Leech from Jeff Layton on Vimeo.



Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Skookumchuck Steelhead

Date: 2010-03-01

Location: Skookumchuck River     Fly: Logan Creek Special


Winter Steelhead


Description: Another steelhead on the LC series

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange Cone Head/Black Moal Leech


Winter run


Description: Teds first steelhead on a fly

Submitted By/Angler: Ted Ricks


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 6 inch Purple Moal Leech


Winter run


Description: RD from Randle

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description:

Winter Steelhead Catch and Release from Jeff Layton on Vimeo.



Winter Steelhead Catch and Release on Cowlitz River, Washington State. 10 Pound Steelhead caught on a Black & Purple Moal Leech.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Mega Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Brett Bates caught this nice chromer on the Cowlitz, eagle run with a 6 inch black moal leech

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Fergus Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Steve caught this 29in SH with his centerpin and a purple Fergus Leech at high noon

Submitted By/Angler: Steve


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Logan Creek Special


Winter Steelhead


Description: Hot new Steelhead Fly Pattern

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Logan Creek Speical


Winter Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Logan Creek Speical


Winter Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Dave Scoony


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-02-01

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Mega Moal Leech Hybrid


Winter Steelhead


Description: This 8lb buck steelhead slammed my hybred mega moal leech. Broke surface and jumped on the take. Game on! I photographed and released this steelhead.

I went fishing this PM and caught an 8 LB buck. The interesting story here is I'm walking down on the trail and this bank gear guy confronts me and says "do you ever catch any steelhead on a fly?"
I said, "all the time."
He replies you mean to tell me that steelhead will come to the surface and take your fly?"
I said, "Yes in the summer, but not in the winter."
He looks at me like I'm lying, and asks, "What fly do you use?" and he walks over and looks at my rod. - "You catch steelhead on that?"
and I said. "Yep"
He then wants to buy my fly, and I say said no, but maybe next time.

We go fishing, no one on the bank catches a steelhead, except for the fly guy!
Long live Fly Fishing, I pretty sure God is a fly fishermen!
:-]

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-01-27

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Mega Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: I Caught, Photographed and released this nice 12LB Hen this PM. Steelhead was hatchery, but after watching Lani Waller reflects on his catch and release transition video. I was compelled to release, Even though in the Cowlitz River, hatchery fish are on a one way ride. http://vimeo.com/3255396

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2010-01-03

Location:      Fly: Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Brett Bate of Bates Pluming Longview WA, with a winter run from the Cowlitz. He was using a 13'4" 8wt Burkhiemer casting a 6" Moal Leech.

Submitted By/Angler: Brett Bates


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-12-30

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Dark colored spey fly


Winter Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Victor


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-12-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Caught this 11-12 pound buck this evening (almost dark, 4:30) on my new Guideline Le Cie Double Hand Salmon, 13ft 7in #9/10 4-piece (new for 2010). I love this rod. I have hung up/retired my 15 ft rod and now just use this light weight powerhouse. I was tossing 15 ft of T-11 and a 6 inch black moal leech a 100 ft with ease. This is a fun rod, and cast with precision - very clean and respond to the slightest input. I was casting a 660 grain Airflo Skagit Compact.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-12-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Macro Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice 8 LB Chromer demoing a Thomas and Thomas rod from Lost Creek Fly Shop - Sweet rod and Sweet results!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-12-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Macro Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: This nice fat 14 pound Chromer ate a big black 6 inch macro moal leech. I played this hen for fourteen minutes and when almost onshore it broke my rod. I then hand wrestled this fish to the beach. "The Steelhead that broke my rod", and then I played the remaining one minute battle directly off my reel. Fly Fishing for Steelhead - it's more like an adventure! :-]

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-11-11

Location: Deschutes River     Fly: NA


Summer Steelhead


Description: The 6 weight Echo 12' 6", works great, easy to cast and a lot of power when you need it.

Submitted By/Angler: Ray Wing


Title: Jack Chinook Salmon

Date: 2009-10-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Woolly Worm


Jack Chinook Salmon


Description: I caught a King jack on the woolly worm

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat

Date: 2009-10-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Misc


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description: Sea Run Cutthroats on the Cowlitz River

Submitted By/Angler: Group


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-10-14

Location: Wenatchee River     Fly: Micro MOAL Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Thank you for sending me those Micro MOAL Leeches last week. It was the ticket for this buck on the Wenatchee. I look forward to my future purchases with LCF.

Submitted By/Angler: Slate


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-10-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Mike's October Caddis


Summer Steelhead


Description: I got my second steelhead of the season using the Sage 9140 and the 540gr Airflo Scandi head that I picked up from Mike on Fri. I was swinging one of Mike's October Caddis patterns at 0930. It was a beautiful clear fall morning. The sky was blue, the air cold, and the entire river was still in the shade. This female SH made it even better.

Submitted By/Angler: RD


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-10-02

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught this nice 10 pound Hen this AM

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-10-01

Location:      Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught this nice 12 LB buck this am. Good strong fighter!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught two this AM. Released One.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Two Late Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Morning catch

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-21

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice 9lb pound Hen

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Summer Steelhead


Description: Hooked and landed this one with the Scott G2 '6wt using the october caddis with 9lb ABR Stroft.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-17

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis


Summer Steelhead


Description: Landed two steelhead tonight! Using a Scott G2 9ft 6wt using the October caddis with 8lb ABR Stroft!

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught this nice 10 pound buck this evening

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-14

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught these two small 5 lb Steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: leech pattern


Summer Steelhead


Description: Caught using a leech pattern—she slammed it and went airborne about 8 or 9 times!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: King Slamon

Date: 2009-09-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: na


King Slamon


Description: Nice 30 pound King

Submitted By/Angler: NA


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-10

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Beast


Summer Steelhead


Description: Sham caught this nice Summer Run using a Purple Beast during Mid Day.

Submitted By/Angler: Sham


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-09

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice 9 lb Summer Hen!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Chinook Salmon

Date: 2009-09-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: NA


Chinook Salmon


Description: This one fought hard and took me well into the dark—about 25lbs. I landed it on my 12’ 7” Act 4 Guideline rod paired up with the Lamson 4.0 Guru—this is a sweet setup!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Rainbow

Date: 2009-09-08

Location: Alaska     Fly: Egg sucking Leeches - Black & Purple


Rainbow


Description: Huge Rainbows From Alaska on Egg sucking Leeches - Black & Purple

Submitted By/Angler: John Montooth


Title: Rainbow

Date: 2009-09-08

Location: Alaska     Fly: Egg sucking Leeches - Black & Purple


Rainbow


Description: Huge Rainbows From Alaska on Egg sucking Leeches - Black & Purple

Submitted By/Angler: Mike Larsen


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-07

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Nice Fat 10 lb Summer Hen, Fought very hard!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Wild Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Claret Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: A beautiful 10 + pound wild Steelhead. This is a very rare fish for Summer Steelhead in the Cowlitz. This steelhead's genitics are different, fish fought twice as hard and had a very think shoulder.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-09-02

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Claret Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: A nice fresh 10 pound hen

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-08-31

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Claret Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: 4lb summer Steelhead. Took a Black/Red Muddler on the swing. Hooked four additional Steelhead.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-08-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: unknown


Summer Steelhead


Description: Troy and Dave landed these two at Barrier Dam today and lost a big king up top in the bowl.

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan/Dave Scoony


Title: High Lake Cutthroat/Rainbow

Date: 2009-08-16

Location: Coldwater Lake     Fly: Damsel


Rainbow


Description: I went to Coldwater Lake this afternoon. I landed two fish like the one in the picture and caught some smaller ones. Using a two fly damsel rig on a type II sinking line. The lenght of the fish is around 18".

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-08-09

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Muddler


Summer Steelhead


Description: 6lbs of summer steelhead. Took a purple muddler on the swing.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2009-08-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Night Dancer


Searun Cutthroat


Description: Caught this nice 16 inch Searun on a Guideline 11' 7/8 LPXe. This is a nice litte rod for searuns. Used a 8wt Ambush line and used a night dancer on a silver hook.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: High Lake Trout

Date: 2009-07-26

Location: ColdWater Lake     Fly: Peacock Calibaites Nymph


Rainbow


Description: Caught these on a peacock calibaites nymph size 14

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Searun Cutthroat

Date: 2009-07-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Spruce fly


Searun Cutthroat


Description: First Searun Cutthroat of the season. A nice 16 inch, bright Cut.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-07-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple RT Stone


Summer Steelhead


Description: Dave caught this on a 4wt rod with the 4wt ambush line. He hooked two and landed one. The fly was the Purple RT Stone.

Submitted By/Angler: Dave Scoony


Title: High Lake Brown Trout

Date: 2009-07-12

Location: Horse shoe lake by Mt Adams     Fly: nk


Brown Trout


Description: The Brown trout was caught out of Horse shoe lake by Mt Adams

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-06-17

Location:      Fly: RT Stone


Summer Steelhead


Description: The Fish - caught two chrome steelhead in one day, this one was in the evening, photo below in the morning

This 10 pound plus buck, which made the reel sing was caught using a RT Stone

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-06-16

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: RT Stone


Summer Steelhead


Description: The Fish - caught this nice chrome 9 pound steelhead using an RT Stone

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-06-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: GF Summer Moal Leech


Summer Steelhead


Description: Jeff caught this nice bright 8lb Summer Hen on one of his GF Summer Moal Leech

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2009-05-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Custom Moal Leech


Steelhead


Description: I caught these two, ditto twelve pound hens that fought like bucks 30 minutes a piece (big head shakers), in two different runs. I'm not totally sure that these were early summer runs or late, late winter runs - as their eggs were fairly mature? These fish fought very hard, very fun!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Bass & Bluegill

Date: 2009-05-24

Location: Local pond     Fly: Misc


Bass & Bluegill


Description: Here are some pictures we took from our bass trip on Sunday. We were fishing a local pond.

Submitted By/Angler: Dave S & The Fish


Title: Largemouth Bass

Date: 2009-05-15

Location: Swofford Pond     Fly: Unknown


Largemouth Bass


Description:

Dillon Lamotte - age 10 caught this 21-inch trophy at Swofford Pond. Weighing just under 7 pounds.

I don't think Dillion was using a fly but he expresses great interest in the pursuit of fly angling. Way to go Dillion!

He also got the largest trout of the day!



Submitted By/Angler: Dillon Lamotte


Title: Spring Chinook

Date: 2009-05-11

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Spring Chinook


Description: The Fish - Caught this nice small Springer using a Black Moal Leech. This Springer took the Moal on the swing.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: May Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-05-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Jeff caught this nice later winter run steelhead using a black & purple moal leech. On his Burkheimer, 14 ft 2 in spey rod, Airflo Skagit Compact fly line on his new Waterworks Lamson ULA Force reel. All purchased at Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Triploid Trout

Date: 2009-05-01

Location: Onalaska Mill Pond     Fly: Brown Beaver


Triploid Trout


Description: Dave S. fishing the mill pond in his new Bucks Bags Pontoon boat using an Echo 9ft 4wt rod. The Fly he was using was the Brown Beaver size 14. All purchased from Lost Creek Fly Shop.

Submitted By/Angler: Dave Scoony


Title: Late Run Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-04-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Photo of Dave who just started fly fishing. Since this picture has has landed one more Late Winter run steelie!!!! Using a Guideline 13'6" Act 4 spey rod with Igma reel from Guideline and a Airflo Compact skagit 570 head and the Airflo 30lb running line.

"This is my very first steelhead and was on my spey rod I just bought the day before thanks to Mike, from lost creek fly and every one else that helped me.

Notice the open wound on the belly maybe form a sea lion

Submitted By/Angler: Dave Scoony


Title: Spring Chinook

Date: 2009-04-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Spring Chinook


Description: Mike caught this nice 16+ pound wild Chinook in the AM using a Black Moal Leech. The Springer quickly peeled off 75 yards of backing! Springer was photographed and released unharmed quickly.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-04-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Mega Moal Black


April Winter Steelhead


Description: Mike pulled a double today. This second fish of the day was in the evening. A seven pound steelhead buck on a new fly - the Mega Moal, Black.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-04-14

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Blue Butt Intruder


April Winter Steelhead


Description: Troy Hooked three today landed 2 and lost 1. Pretty good concerning he started at 5:15pm!

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-04-13

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Gmoal


April Winter Steelhead


Description: Caught this 8lb Buck on a 5 inch GMOAL (Grand Mother of All Leeches) :-]

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Wild Steelhead

Date: 2009-03-26

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Wild Steelhead


Description: I caught this powerful native ~14 pound wild hen this AM. Fish ran into my backing three times - long runs. Steelhead was landed, photographed very quickly and released.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: March Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-03-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead - March


Description: Caught Swinging a black Moal Leech. Fished the same run three times, using three different flies. The third time with this fly. This is the second day in a row with the same scenario.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: March Winter Steelehead

Date: 2009-03-25

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black & Purple Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Ten Pound Buck caught on a five inch Black & Purple Rabbit Fur Leech by Grab Flies

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: March Winter Steelehead

Date: 2009-03-24

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Caught Swinging a black Moal Leech. Fished the same run three times, three different flies. The third time with this fly.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-03-21

Location: Cowlitz     Fly: Black rabbit strip Matuka


March Winter Steelhead


Description: Troy caught this nice buck on his birthday. The best present off all! Caught using a black rabbit strip tied in Matuka style using blue diamond braid.

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-01-14

Location: Blue Creek, Cowlitz     Fly: Green Butted Intruder


Winter Steelhead


Description: Nice 16 pounder, caught by Troy. Steelhead buck is 42 inches long.
Caught using: black green intruder on the sink tip with a single handed Skagit head on a eight weigh, 3.5 Konic reel.

caught in Blue Creek, Creek

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-01-02

Location: Blue Creek, Cowlitz     Fly: Green Butted Intruder


Winter Steelhead


Description: 9 lb Winter Hen

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2009-01-02

Location: Blue Creek, Cowlitz     Fly: Green Butted Intruder


Winter Steelhead


Description: 6 lb Winter Hen

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2008-12-12

Location: Blue Creek, Cowlitz     Fly: Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Black & Purple Moal Leech

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2008-12-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Chartreuse & Black Moal Leech


Winter Steelhead


Description: Cowlitz river had 4 ft of water visablitity. Eight Pound Winter Steelhead Buck took fly 10 foot down from straight-out cast 90 degree cross stream - dead drift before swing.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2008-12-04

Location: Blue Creek, Cowlitz     Fly: Intruder


Winter Steelhead


Description: 9 lb. Hen. The Fly is a small black/green intruder. The line is the 400gr SA single handed Skagit line with a 10' tip

Submitted By/Angler: Troy Logan


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-11-08

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Custom Unknown


Fall Steelhead


Description: Nice Hen

Submitted By/Angler: Jim Radford


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-11-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Moal Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description: Nice 30 inch Buck Steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-11-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Moal Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description:

Both of these Steelhead fought extremely hard. The Hen jumping numerous times, and the buck running into backing twice. Very Fun!

Hen 31 inches/11 pounds. Buck 29 inches/9 pounds.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-11-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Moal Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description: I caught these two hens, 30 minutes a piece using a black and purple Moal Leech. Weights 9, and 10 pounds. Hens are the best, they both jumped three times and took out line to the backing.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-11-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead MOAL Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description: 9 Pound Fall Buck Steelhead

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Tilton River Trout

Date: 2008-10-29

Location: Tilton River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Native Cutthroats, Mountain White Fish


Description: Fished the Tilton this morning. Caught some Mountain White Fish, Planted Rainbows, and some Native Cutthroats.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Cowlitz Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-10-29

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead MOAL Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description: Caught this 10 Pound Buck Steelhead using a Moal Leech, Black and Purple. Line: Scientific Anglers Spey Skagit Deluxe, 200 grain/Type VI Wet Tip (6-8 ips heavy)

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Cascade High Mountain Lakes

Date: 2008-10-22

Location: Horseshoe Lake     Fly: Bill's Beaver Black


Tiger Trout


Description: Tiger Trout & Brown Trout

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Cascade High Mountain Lakes

Date: 2008-10-22

Location: Takalak Lake     Fly: Bill's Beaver




Description: Takalak Lake

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-10-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead MOAL Leech


Fall Steelhead


Description: First time I had ever fished the Steelhead MOAL Leech. River was high but clear. Sea-run Cutthroat trout, Steelhead and a few Coho not interested in anything. I tied on the Steelhead MOAL Leech, and 30 minutes later I landed this ten pound buck!

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Fall Steelhead

Date: 2008-10-11

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Babe Beast


Fall Steelhead


Description: Late summer run 12 pound buck Steelhead caught on Babe Beast

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat

Date: 2008-10-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Black MS Muddler


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description: Caught using a Black MS Muddler size 4

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Fall Chinook Jacks

Date: 2008-10-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cutthroat Caddis Pupae


Fall Chinook Jacks


Description: Caught on Cutthroat Caddis Pupae

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat

Date: 2008-09-28

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley Fly


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description: Caught on Cutthroat Caddis Pupae and Doc Spratley Flies

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-09-27

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz Sunset


Summer Steelhead


Description: I caught these two Summer Steelhead on different evenings, just before dark - reason for blurry pictures. Both were at the end of September, and October Caddis's were the fly theme. 12 Pounds and 10 Pounds.

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Cowlitz River Sunrise

Date: 2008-09-23

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: 




Description: Cowlitz River - Island, Below Blue Creek at Sunrise.

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Run Steelhead

Date: 2008-09-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Steelhead Caddis Pupae


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Terry


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat

Date: 2008-09-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Sham


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat on a fly

Date: 2008-09-15

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Doc Spratley


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-09-05

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: October Caddis Pupa


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Friend


Title: Sea Run Cutthroat on a fly

Date: 2008-09-03

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Muddler Orange Caddis


Sea Run Cutthroat


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Pike on a fly

Date: 2008-08-24

Location: Whitewater Lake in Ontario, Canada     Fly: Bill's B.P. Musky Fly-Black-Red


Pike


Description: (See Article)

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-08-18

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz Night Dancer


Summer Steelhead


Description: 12 pounds

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Deschutes River Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-08-15

Location: Deschutes River     Fly: RT Stone


Summer Steelhead


Description: RT Stone - Purple

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-07-07

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz Night Dancer


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: North Umpqua River

Date: 2008-07-07

Location: North Umpqua River, Oregon     Fly: Green Butted Skunk


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-06-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz Night Dancer


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Spring Steelhead

Date: 2008-06-19

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Babe Beast


Spring Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Summer Steelhead

Date: 2008-06-06

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Cowlitz Night Dancer


Summer Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Tilton River Cuts

Date: 2008-06-05

Location: Tilton River     Fly: Bill's Beaver


Native Cutthroat Trout


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Spring Steelhead

Date: 2008-06-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: RT Stone


Spring Steelhead


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Spring Steelhead

Date: 2008-06-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: RT Stone


Spring Steelhead


Description: RT Stone - Purple

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Native Cutthroat Trout

Date: 2008-05-22

Location: Local SW Washington Pond     Fly: Black/Bronze Simi Seal Leech


Native Cutthroat Trout


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Pontoon Boat Fishing

Date: 2008-05-22

Location: Local SW Washington Pond     Fly: Olive Marabou Simi Seal Leech


Native Cutthroat Trout


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Tilton River Cutthroats

Date: 2008-05-15

Location: Tilton River     Fly: Hare's Ear Black Nymph


Native Cutthroat Trout


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: Spring Steelhead

Date: 2008-05-04

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Marabou Tube Fly with blue collar


Spring Steelhead


Description: Something about these early summer runs in May - Steelhead was total chrome, lots of fat and strength.
13 pounds

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Winter Steelhead

Date: 2008-03-20

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Purple Marabou fly Size 6


Winter Steelhead


Description: 12 Pounds

Submitted By/Angler: Jeff Layton


Title: Red Fish - Florida

Date: 2008-03-10

Location: Mosquito Lagoon Florida     Fly: Baitfish Fly Patterns


Red Fish


Description: Mosquito Lagoon is by far one of the finest places to sight fish with a fly rod.With its crystal clear water and miles of grass flats full of Redfish, it is truly world-class saltwater fly fishing. You will be poled slowly along in my Maverick HPX-T

Submitted By/Angler: The Fish


Title: High Mountain Lake Cutthroat

Date: 2007-10-20

Location: Cascade High Mountain Lake     Fly: Bill's Beaver


Native Cutthroat Trout


Description:

Submitted By/Angler: Kent Brown


Title: hioh

Date: 1901-01-01

Location: joij     Fly: joj


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Description: joij

Submitted By/Angler: oisjd


Title: Bills' Birthday Summer run Steelhead

Date: 0000-00-00

Location: Cowlitz River     Fly: Orange bead Purple Tandum Tube


Summer run Steelhead


Description: Bill's first summer run on a fly, and on his birthday day too! Bill hooked another steelhead later in the day and it cane un buttoned after a few good head shakes and runs. Searuns are through out the river whole river now.

Submitted By/Angler: MikeSturza



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