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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 November 24, 2014

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

  • 13 summer-run steelhead
  • 18 winter-run steelhead
  • 59 fall Chinook adults and four jacks
  • 5,583 coho adults
  • 224 coho jacks
  • 68 sea-run cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 917 coho adults and 17 jacks into Lake Scanewa
  • 632 coho adults and 22 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
  • 30 fall Chinook adults, three jacks; 1,545 coho adults, 58 jacks; 19 cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 22 fall Chinook adults and one jack; 536 coho adults and 36 jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, WA

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,390 cubic feet per second on Monday, November 24. River visibility is 12 feet. 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
 Nov 22,
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

Nov 22,

2014

5,583

807

738

539

378

536

0

338

294

Season

to date

84,917

4,106

5,757

10,507

3,865

10,030

23

1,754

280

 

 

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
 Nov 22,
2014

62

18

12

0

0

20

0

0

0

Season
to date

8,629

1,428

2,245

0

0

3,101

0

1

0