COWLITZ RIVER: Pick up steelhead tips at TU program

River fishing guide Casey Weigel will talk about steelhead fishing on the Cowlitz River at Wednesday’s meeting of Trout Unlimited’s Olympia chapter.

Weigel’s presentation will cover available data regarding fish plants and the forecast for the upcoming season. He also will recommend locations for fishing, or from a boat, and will discuss the special disabled fishermen access.

He also will talk about his preferred fishing techniques for hooking steelhead, plus the gear he uses, including some self-made lures.

Refreshments and a fishing equipment raffle will follow his presentation.

The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., will be at the North Olympia Fire Station, 5046 Boston Harbor Road NW, Olympia.

Weigel started guiding in 2003. With his wife, Jessica, he operates “Waters West Guide Service,” fishing the Wynoochee, Columbia, Cowlitz, Satsop, Nisqually and Chehalis rivers.