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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

Fish Report for September 29, 2014

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

  • 414 summer-run steelhead
  • 19 spring Chinook adults and one jack
  • 1,432 fall Chinook adults and 118 jacks
  • one chum salmon
  • 3,920 coho adults
  • 276 coho jacks
  • 93 sea-run cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 15 spring Chinook adults and one jack; 656 coho adults and 47 jacks into Lake Scanewa
  • 737 fall Chinook adults, 81 jacks; 2,010 coho adults, 162 jacks and four cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA
  • 388 fall Chinook adults and 20 jacks; 139 coho adults and ten jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood, WA
  • One cutthroat trout was released in the upper Cowlitz River basin

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 4,240 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 29. 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 27,
2014

19

0

0

11

4

0

0

26

3

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

September 27,

2014

3,920

1,789

221

424

232

202

9

54

93

Season

to date

4,840

2,266

300

424

232

63

9

54

93

 

 

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 27,
2014

4,432

308

429

0

0

388

0

0

0

Season
to date

3,595

413

1,383

0

0

951

0

1

0