Cowlitz Fish Report

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Cowlitz Fish Report

August 15, 2022

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 372 summer-run steelhead adults, 92 spring Chinook adults, 4 spring Chinook jacks, 375 spring Chinook mini-jacks, seven fall Chinook adults, five fall Chinook jacks, and 13 cutthroat trout over five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 81 spring Chinook adults, four spring Chinook jacks, and six cutthroat trout at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released seven fall Chinook adults, five fall Chinook jacks, and five cutthroat trout at Bremer Bridge on the Tilton River.

In addition, Tacoma Power recycled 289 summer-run steelhead adults to the I-5 boat launch.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 3,400 cubic feet per second on Monday, August 15, 2022. Water visibility is 14 feet and water temperature is 53.6 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.


Get the Cowlitz Fish Report online at Current river flows for the Cowlitz, Nisqually, Wynoochee and Green rivers, plus lake levels for Riffe, Alder, Wynoochee and Cushman lakes, are available at

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