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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz River fisheries public meeting set for September 9 in Morton

New! River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for July 28, 2014

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 1,217 summer-run steelhead, 130 spring Chinook adults, 74 jacks, 219 mini-jacks, one fall Chinook adult, two cutthroat trout and two sockeye salmon adults during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. 
During the past week Tacoma Power employees released 80 spring Chinook adults and 69 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek. They released 227 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake at Mossyrock Park and released one fall Chinook adult and two cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, Washington.  

Two hundred summer-run steelhead and three sockeye salmon were recycled downstream to the Interstate-5 boat launch.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,440 cubic feet per second on Monday, July 28. Water visibility is twelve feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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2014 Upstream Totals

 

Spring Chinook

                 
   

Upstream Transportation

Week

Total

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz @ Packwood

Cispus River

Ending

Returns

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Season to date

3,941

0

0

1,179

128

0

0

923

70

25-July 2014

130

0

0

0

0

0

0

73

7

Fall Chinook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upstream Transportation

Week

Total

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz @ Packwood

Cispus River

Ending

Returns

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Hatch.

Nat.

Season to date

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

25-July 2014

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0