LCFF Cowlitz Cutthroat Outing - Thursday, September 30th,
Mission Bar, 3:00 PM
Fall cutthroat is a favorite. Pitch your favorite fall patterns, oh, say October Caddis, in likely holding water and you should hook up if they’re there. I will continue to champion fishing the colors of the season, oranges, yellows, creams, blacks, whites in fall, and leave those pretty colors to spring.
If you’re new to fall sea-runs fishing a 6 weight or better is wise as there’s always a chance to tag a steelhead this time of year and you can run into wind. The Blue Creek to Mission drift (about 4-5 hours) is ideal for the picnic, but likely to get hit hard so you may consider stretching it out to other locations. like from Mission to Toledo (about a couple hours), Mission to I-5 Bridge (about 4-5 hours).
Should be some wading opportunities and both up and downstream of Blue Creek and Mission Bar boat launches.
We’ll meet up mid-afternoon at the Mission Bar Launch just Northeast of Toledo. Let’s say we’ll eat around 3, so everyone has time to wet a line.
The menu this year is up in the air currently, due to no one stepping forward to act as host, maybe a bring your own brown bag lunch is in the mix. Watch for further details.
Should be a great time, hope to see you there. Please reply to me if you are planning on going or would like to help with hosting lunch. Please do not reply to all. Or call me at 360-431-3078.
See you there.
Directions to Cowlitz Cutthroat Outing:
For anyone not familiar with Mission Bar (also has gone by Massey's Bar) launch, head East from I5 to Toledo. Take a left (North) on SR500, the main drag once in town, which is either 5th or Kellogg Way depending on where you pick it up. Go to top of the hill and turn right across from the High School on Jackson Highway. A mile or two down the road is an old St Vincent DePaul mission, now owned by the Cowlitz Tribe, take a right there on to Spencer Road. Spencer will bend to the left after a short way, stay on Spencer for maybe another mile and turn right on Buckley Road. Mission launch is at the end of Buckley, which winds down as a gravel road from the upper plateau to the river.
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LCFF Officer and Board Elections are over and next year you will have a new President and Vice-President, as Jeff Sowders has volunteered to be President with John Kenagy as his Vice-President. David Houten will serve as our Treasurer.
The remainder of the board will be filled by past board members, Hal Mahnke, David Johnson, Bob Buchman, Jerry Schroeder, Lyle Barker and myself.
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