The Kalama is a beautiful stretch of stream that the Rip Some Lips Guides have become fond of: beautiful scenery, a nice flow and, best of all, BIG FISH.
Like many Rrvers in Southwestern Washington, the Kalama River is a tributary of the Columbia River. A bit shorter than most, the river only flows along 45 miles of Cowlitz County. The river originates at the south of Mount St. Helens and heads west to the mouth in Kalama.
The Kalama River was named after a Hawaiian employee of the Hudson Bay Company named John Kalama, who made his living from building containers to export salted salmon.
Today the Kalama is a major component for salmon migration in Western Washington. Each season, salmon use this tributary to migrate for spawning.
Another great day on the Chehalis River
Good Times Salmon Fishing on the Chehalis River
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