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  FWDP -- Cowlitz Tribe
Cowlitz is the name for the Indian nation and the river drainage which is the aboriginal home of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe located in the interior southwest of what is now the State of Washington.
The main emphasis of Cowlitz leaders was to establish a permanent territory for the benefit and use of members and to establish mutual recognition between the United States and the Cowlitz.
Cowlitz Chief Atwin Stockum led his nation into what became generations of legal and political disputes with the United States when in 1906 he sued the United States government for the return of several parcels of land.
www.cwis.org /fwdp/cowlitz.html   (1070 words)

 Cowlitz 2
Your experiences on the Cowlitz, while not uncommon, confirm that this river is a waterway of sharp contrasts.
Overall, however, the Cowlitz is one of the most dependable steelhead rivers in Washington for winter fish.
The typical Cowlitz rig for free-drifting is a short ½ ounce pencil weight, a 5-foot leader, small baithook(s) with yarn (pink or fluorescent), and a cluster of eggs or a piece of sand shrimp.
www.steelhead-salmon-fishing.com /Cowlitz2.htm   (1141 words)

 Cowlitz River Guide S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cowlitz river Steelhead and Salmon fishing trips - The Cowlitz River is one of the most popular rivers in the Northwest.
The Cowlitz river is often referred to as a "fish factory" the two hatcheries on the river provide us with excellent opportunities for Steelhead fishing and Salmon fishing throughout most of the year.
Cowlitz River Winter Steelhead are targeted in the months of November, December, and January.
www.steelhead-salmon-fishing.com /cowlitz_river-fishing-guide.htm   (221 words)

 ALRA: Clark County Indians Were Not Cowlitz (4)
The 1855 Removal-Chief Umtux of the Lewis River
BIA researchers have not accepted this tie, but whether he was Cowlitz or not, little is known about the rest of the 30 warriors removed from the Lewis River area or their tribal affiliation in 1855.
Based partly on a 1915 interview with a niece of the Lewis River Umtux, the BIA historians concluded that the Lewis River Umtux was not Cowlitz.
www.landrights.org /cowlitz4.htm   (1777 words)

 American Whitewater - NWRI - Cowlitz 2. Cispus River to Barrier Dam
The Cowlitz was arguably one of Western Washington's best river trips prior to construction of three dams that flooded scenic canyon sections that were first explored for their whitewater recreation potential by Wolf Bauer and members of the Washington Foldboat Club (now Washington Kayak Club) as early as the mid-1950's.
During the legal battle over the construction of the first dam on the river in 1956, Mary Kiona, a 93 year-old Native American, testified that she had traveled down the river by canoe and that it was used for navigation.
Construction of the Cowlitz Falls project, which was completed in 1994 by Lewis County PUD, eliminated whitewater recreation on this section when Cowlitz Falls was dynamited and a 140 foot high dam was constructed in its place.
www.americanwhitewater.org /rivers/id/2101   (1000 words)

 Lewis County PUD Cowlitz Falls Project
The Cowlitz Falls Project is a 70 megawatt hydroelectric dam that was constructed in the early 1990's.
The Cowlitz Falls Project is built in a narrow constricted portion of the Cowlitz River immediately upstream from Tacoma Power's Riffe Reservoir in eastern Lewis County.
The upper Cowlitz and Cispus River basins were blocked from migrating salmon and steelhead by Tacoma Power's construction of the Mossyrock and Mayfield Dams in the 1960's.
www.lcpud.org /cowlitzfallsproject.php   (432 words)

 Cowlitz River Fishing-Washington Guides, Greg Frogner
Cowlitz River fishing is a year around affair that offers 10 months of "peak" fishing opportunities.
Cowlitz River winter steelhead are larger than their "summer cousins" and fight exceptionally well.
The competition on the Cowlitz River is incredible and has forced guides to experiment as much with their steelhead cures as they have in the past for Salmon.
cowlitzriverfishing.com   (3306 words)

 Cowlitz River Missiles, Lance Fisher, The Fish Sniffer Online
I pulled over to the side of the river, dropped my anchor and sat down for a few minutes to get my leader changed out, have something cold to drink and laugh a little more about the borderline clinical behavior that this fish had exhibited.
The Cowlitz River is the premier summer steelhead river in the Northwest and it's really no surprise.
The river itself is tailored to this type of fishing and one visit and you'll see why.
fishsniffer.com /lfisher/050628cowlitz.html   (1045 words)

 Cowlitz River and Lewis River Fishing
I fish both these rivers on a regular basis so please call me if you have ANY questions about what is working, what baits or lures or if you have any tips you want to pass along.
I talk with many of the other Columbia River fishing guides on a daily basis and I know what is going on in nearby fishing action as well.
Graphics have been marked with hidden watermarks and it is illegal to use anything you see on this website anywhere else in it's current form or in any refashioned or manipulated form and violators will be prosecuted.
www.cowlitzriverandlewisriverfishing.com   (230 words)

 Cowlitz County, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cowlitz County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
It is part of the 'Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Cowlitz County.
Its name derives from a Cowlitz word meaning "seeker" (in the spiritual sense).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cowlitz_County,_Washington   (405 words)

 Cowlitz County Historical Museum
The museum's extensive artifact and photograph collections and the large library of materials concerning Cowlitz County are used by interested citizens and scholars alike to research the history of a community, historical event or person.
The Cowlitz County Historical Museum is jointly operated by Cowlitz County, and the Cowlitz County Historical Society.
The Cowlitz County Historical Museum was founded in 1949 to discover, interpret and disseminate the history of Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington.
www.co.cowlitz.wa.us /museum   (726 words)

 Cowlitz River Fishing Guides
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is predicting returns of 12,700 spring chinook to the Cowlitz, 4,500 to the Kalama and 7,600 to the Lewis River for a combined 24,800.
The forecast for the Cowlitz is for 7,900 5-year-olds and 4,800 4-year-olds.
For the North Fork of the Lewis River, the prediction for 5-year-olds is 3,700, with 3,900 4-year-olds anticipated.
www.cowlitz-river-fishing.com   (1142 words)

 ALRA: Clark County Indians Were Not Cowlitz (5)
Cowlitz advocates may imply that Lansdale was referring to the Cowlitz because the Cowlitz did not sign a treaty.
The vast majority of the rites were performed at the Mission of the Cowlitz near Toledo in the heart of Cowlitz aboriginal territory.
The Cowlitz Tribe says there was a group of Sahaptin speaking Indians known as Taidnapam living in the mountainous upper reaches of the Cowlitz and Lewis Rivers.
www.landrights.org /cowlitz5.htm   (3449 words)

 Cowlitz River Silvers
Cowlitz River from the mouth of the Toutle River up river to Blue Creek Fish Hatchery.
The Cowlitz, though in 1997 and 1998 were off from previous years, is one of the most productive steelhead rivers in the West.
Like many Northwest rivers, the Cowlitz is a fast flowing whitewater river that requires specialized boats and boating techniques.
www.aojtv.wbees.com /page/page/684087.htm   (210 words)

 Cowlitz County Tourism
Established by a native of Kelso, Scotland in 1847, the city of Kelso was incorporated in 1889 and became the Cowlitz County seat in 1923.
Over the Cowlitz River and directly adjacent to Kelso is the city of Longview, the largest city in the Lower Columbia River Region.
Sights along the eastward trek of the Lewis River Highway include the 1876 Grist Mill historic site on the south side of the Lewis River and the 18 hole Lewis River Golf course bordered by the north fork of the Lewis River.
www.co.cowlitz.wa.us /tourism/Commty/commty.htm   (786 words)

 Meany's "Origin of Washington Place Names"
COTTONWOOD ISLAND, in the Columbia River, near the mouth of Cowlitz River, in Cowlitz County.
COWEMAN RIVER, a tributary of the Cowlitz River, near Kelso, Cowlitz County.
TOUTLE RIVER, a tributary of the Cowlitz River, may have derived its name from Indians referred to by Lewis and Clark on March 27, 1806.
www.drizzle.com /~jtenlen/wacowlitz/meany-cowlitz.html   (2572 words)

 Steelhead fishing in the large rivers of oregon, washington, idaho
Using bait and smaller river techniques is not as effective in the big rivers as it is in the smaller rivers.
It is a very natural presentation and when the steelhead picks up the bait because of the boat moving downstream and the fish pointing upstream the strikes are quite hard, this makes it much easier for the beginning steelhead fisherman to tell the bite.
These "B" run fish and the Cowlitz river Skamania stock fish are the largest of the steelhead that return to these rivers and can go as large as 30 lbs with 20 lb fish fairly common.
www.nwfish.com /Steelhead/steelhead_fishing_big_rivers.htm   (484 words)

 Professionally guided fly fishing trips on Cowlitz River, Washington for Coho, Chinook, Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroat.
The Cowlitz River in southwest Washington is the states largest producer of hatchery steelhead.
Another reason anglers flock to the "Cow", is because of the numbers of coho salmon that arrive in the river from October through December.
The Cowlitz gets a bad rap as being a gear anglers haunt, and it is, but there are some great runs and pools to fish where most gear anglers are not to be found.
www.emeraldwateranglers.com /cowlitz.html   (386 words)

 Puget Sound Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Guides
Two of the rivers I fish for Summer Runs are the Cowlitz River a tributary to the Columbia River.
The Cowlitz has a very large run every year, and is always in the top Five (5) rivers in the state for producing fish.
The Cowlitz River has a good run of Chinook that start returning in the middle of August and tapering off by the first week in October at the same time Silver Salmon start returning and these fish average about 6-8 Pounds.
www.upriverguide.com /pugetrivers.htm   (466 words)

 fly fishing the cowlitz river, washington, steelhead, sea-run cutthroat, coho salmon
In today's world, it is rare to find a river that is remote enough and yet close enough to civilization that it can be reached within a 2 hour drive from 2 major cities.
The Cowlitz River in Southwest Washington is such a river.
This river hosts strong runs of both wild and hatchery Winter and Summer Steelhead, wild and hatchery Coho Salmon, wild and hatchery Chinook Salmon, wild Chum Salmon, wild and hatchery Sea-Run Cutthroat, and resident Rainbow Trout.
www.northwestflyfisherman.com /cowlitz_river.htm   (647 words)

 They Came to Six Rivers
Though it is one of the smallest counties in Washington state, its past has been richly textured by the six rivers that flow through it: the Columbia, the Kalama, the Lewis, the Coweeman, the Toutle, and the Cowlitz.
Rivers throughout history have given rise to civilizations, so it is not surprising that Cowlitz County's rivers have lured settlers and industries.
But each of these rivers had its own appeal, its own convenience or difficulty of settlement, its own methods of logging or fishing, its own vessels and bridges, and even its own scenery; each thus offered its own unique possibilities to the people who came here.
www.co.cowlitz.wa.us /museum/SixRivers/sixrivers.htm   (525 words)

 The Cowlitz Indian Tribe
The name Cowlitz Tribe refers to two Northwest Native American groups, the Lower and Upper Cowlitz, and the river drainage that was their aboriginal home.
The Upper Cowlitz lived in villages east of Mossyrock, then camped during warm weather at loftier elevations of the Cascade Crest, then along the Tieton River several miles east of the crest.
The principal aims of Cowlitz chiefs were to establish cooperation with the federal government and a permanent Cowlitz territory.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1553.html   (1043 words)

 Columbia river fish, Washington and Oregon fishing guides for Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon and Walleye
We fish the Lewis River, Cowlitz river, Tillamook Bay and all the popular rivers and streams of the Northwest including Buoy 10 fishing out of Oregon.
Washington fishing guides and Columbia River fishing guides like Erik's World Class Fishing Fishing Adventures fish the Columbia River and many of the popular rivers that flow into the Columbia like the Lewis and the Cowlitz river.
The Columbia River has the largest runs of Salmon and Steelhead in the lower 48 states and the best Sturgeon fishing in the world.
www.columbiariverfish.com   (558 words)

 HistoryLink Essay: Cowlitz County -- Thumbnail History
One of the original counties of Washington Territory, Cowlitz County occupies the lower portion of the Cowlitz River and part of Washington's shore of the Columbia River.
The Cowlitz became an important artery for trappers and for communication with Fort Vancouver subposts at Cowlitz Farms and Nisqually Farms.
The first American to settle in the future Cowlitz County was Scotsman Peter W. Crawford (1822-1889), who took a Donation Claim on the left bank of the Cowlitz near the mouth of the Coweeman on December 25, 1847.
www.historylink.org /essays/output.cfm?file_id=7482   (2350 words)

 CVO Website - Mount St. Helens - Cowlitz River Basin
The headwaters of the Cowlitz are on Mount Rainier.
The eruption spread volcanic ash on the basin, and the mudflows in the Toutle River affected the Cowlitz River from the Lewis-Cowlitz County line to the mouth.
Channel capacity of the Cowlitz River was reduced from 76,000 to 7,300 cubic feet per second (at the flood stage of 23.0 feet).
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/MSH/Hydrology/Drainages/Cowlitz/description_cowlitz.html   (467 words)

 Cowlitz fish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In addition, they released 138 coho adults and 20 coho jacks into the Cipsus River above the mouth of Yellowjacket Creek, and they released 283 coho adults and 24 jacks into the upper Cowlitz River at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.
WDFW transported two sea-run cutthroat trout to the upper Cowlitz River basin during the week.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,510 cubic feet per second on Monday, October 16.
www.ci.tacoma.wa.us /tpu/whatsnew/Cowlitzfish.htm   (281 words)

 Cowlitz River Fishing Guides
The Cowlitz river and Lewis River are both near the Portland area fishing and SW Washington fishing places so fishing with a Columbia River Fishing Guide in this area is a good idea.
4 Bridge that crosses the Cowlitz River at Kelso and the I-5 Bridge that crosses the North Fork Lewis River at Woodland were used as the lower boundaries of the increased hatchery steelhead daily limits to target fish destined to those systems.
Surplus hatchery steelhead are being recycled downstream each week on the Cowlitz and North Fork Lewis rivers, typically at Massey Bar on the Cowlitz and at the Lewis River Salmon Hatchery.
www.cowlitzriverfishingguides.com   (1265 words)

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