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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Fisheries Programs
The fish report is updated Mondays: October 11 figures will be available soon

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River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for December 15, 2014

During six days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:

  • 2,735 coho adults and 38 jacks
  • 5 summer-run steelhead
  • 207 winter-run steelhead
  • 19 cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 458 coho adults, 14 jacks, five cutthroat trout and one steelhead into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 96 coho adults into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam
  • 253 coho adults and one steelhead into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 10,100 cubic feet per second on Monday, December 15. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

Spring Chinook Upstream Releases

 

Total
Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
 Dec 12,
2014

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

4,769

0

0

1,190

132

0

0

1,577

111


 

Coho Upstream Releases

 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River

at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural

Origin

Hatchery

Natural

 Origin

Hatchery

Natural

Origin

Hatchery

Natural

Origin

Week ending

Dec 12,

2014

2,735

126

332

0

96

0

0

0

253

Season

to date

102,600

5,805

8,087

11,147

4,490

11,328

23

2,672

1,671

 

 

Fall Chinook Upstream Releases

 

Total
Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
 Dec 12,
2014

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

8,694

1,441

2,265

0

0

3,123

0

1

0