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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Fisheries Programs
The fish report is updated Mondays

View presentations from Upper Cowlitz Fisheries public meeting Sept. 9

River flows and lake levels

ADA fishing platforms at Blue Creek Boat Launch closed for construction until Sept. 16

Fish Report for September 15, 2014

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

  • 322 summer-run steelhead
  • 66 spring Chinook adults and 9 mini-jacks
  • 249 fall Chinook adults and 8 jacks
  • 76 coho adults
  • five coho jacks
  • 17 sea-run cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 64 spring Chinook adults and 29 coho adults into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
  • 14 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake at Mossyrock Park
  • 361 fall Chinook adults, 14 jacks, 5 coho adults, one jack and three cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 121 fall Chinook adults and three jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, WA

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,240 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 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
 September 12,
2014

66

0

0

0

0

0

0

57

7

Season
to date

4,720

0

0

1,179

128

0

0

1,551

108


 

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

September 12,

2014

76

0

5

0

0

0

0

9

20

Season

to date

84

0

7

0

0

0

0

10

22

 

 

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
 September 12,
2014

672

23

338

0

0

121

0

1

0

Season
to date

1,024

70

548

0

0

121

0

10

0