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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

View presentations from Upper Cowlitz Fisheries public meeting Sept. 9

River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for October 20, 2014

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

  • 106 summer-run steelhead
  • 1,051 fall Chinook adults and 52 jacks
  • 14,936 coho adults
  • 596 coho jacks
  • 68 sea-run cutthroat trout
  • one sockeye

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 1,842 coho adults and 65 jacks into Lake Scanewa
  • 370 coho adults and 11 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
  • 375 fall Chinook adults, 26 jacks; 1,111 coho adults, 24 jacks and seven cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 490 fall Chinook adults and 17 jacks; 1,793 coho adults and 62 jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, WA
  • One sockeye salmon was released at the Barrier Dam boat launch

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,150 cubic feet per second on Monday, October 20. 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
 October 18,
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

October 18,

2014

14,936

258

853

1,367

475

1,793

0

318

52

Season

to date

37,266

2,973

2,001

3,626

1,417

3,644

23

681

209

 

 

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
 October 18,
2014

1,051

233

143

0

0

490

0

0

0

Season
to date

7,103

1,182

2,021

0

0

2,289

0

1

0