Cowlitz Fish Report
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June 29, 2020
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 122 summer-run steelhead adults, 79 spring Chinook adults, 73 spring Chinook jacks, 88 spring Chinook mini-jacks, one cutthroat trout, and one winter-run steelhead adult during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power released 30 spring Chinook adults and four spring Chinook jacks into the Cispus River near Yellowjacket Creek in Randle and they released one cutthroat trout into the Tilton River near Morton.
Tacoma Power also recycled 98 summer-run steelhead adults to the I-5 launch and they released 84 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake and 3,280 rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake last week.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,070 cubic feet per second on Monday, June 29, 2020. Water visibility is 12 feet and the water temperature is 52.9 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.
- Get information about river flows and lake levels at MyTPU.org/LakeLevels.
Cowlitz Fish Stats:
- Graphs of adult returns by species for each week and 10-year averages.
- Tables of collections by species for each week, season to date and weekly 5-year averages.