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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 27, 2014

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

  • 154 summer-run steelhead
  • 798 fall Chinook adults and 33 jacks
  • 14,734 coho adults
  • 794 coho jacks
  • 107 sea-run cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 2,386 coho adults and 145 jacks into Lake Scanewa
  • 379 coho adults and 12 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
  • 175 fall Chinook adults, 22 jacks; 974 coho adults, 35 jacks and six cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 504 fall Chinook adults and seven jacks; 1,744 coho adults and 103 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 25,
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 25,

2014

14,734

171

803

1,900

486

1,744

0

353

26

Season

to date

52,000

3,144

2,804

5,526

1,903

5,388

23

1,034

235

 

 

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 25,
2014

798

79

96

0

0

504

0

0

0

Season
to date

7,901

1,261

2,117

0

0

2,793

0

1

0