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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Fisheries Programs
The fish report is updated on Monday mornings, unless the date is a holiday.
Cowlitz Fisheries Annual Project Review Meeting

Thursday, April 23 | 6-8 p.m.

Centralia College, Corbet Theater, Washington Hall (Walnut St. and Washington Ave.)

  • Participate in the Cowlitz Fisheries and Hatchery Management Plan annual review process

  • Review the hatchery production plan for the Cowlitz River

  • Ask questions and provide input

Hosted by Tacoma Power, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee

Submit questions in advance to cowlitz@cityoftacoma.org

Meeting agenda forthcoming.

March 26 Cowlitz Fisheries Informational Meeting Agenda

View presentations from Upper Cowlitz Fisheries public meeting Sept. 9, 2014

River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for March 30, 2015

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

862 winter-run steelhead and 17 spring Chinook salmon.

 

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

79 winter-run steelhead to the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA.

Six steelhead adults into the Cispus River above Yellow Jacket Creek

52 steelhead adults and 14 spring Chinook into Lake Scanewa above Cowlitz Falls Dam.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,070 cubic feet per second on Monday, March 30.  Water visibility is 12 feet.River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

 

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

March 28 

2015

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season

to date

109,684

5,899

8,811

11,147

4,781

11,328

23

2,672

1,991

 

 

Winter Steelhead 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

March 28 

2015

862

26

53

27

25

0

0

6

0

Season

to date

3,328

54

248

32

60

0

0

21

18

 

 

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

March 28,

2015

17

0

0

13

1

0

0

0

0

Season

to date

20

0

0

15

1

0

0

1

0