I fished the Cowlitz out of a drift boat Dec.16,17&18. The river was at flood stage with about 1 foot of visability. Thur.& Fri. we floated Blue Creek to Massey bar, Sat. we floated from the barrier dam to blue creek.NO CHRISTMAS STEELHEAD. Saturday the fish checker had seen 4 fish for 16 boats all sleds, but us. He also saw 6 fish for bank fishermen. There are fish in the river just bad conditions. Fast dirty water, I guess from Mayfield Dam.