Cowlitz Fish Report

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May 20, 2024

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 546 spring Chinook adults, 240 spring Chinook jacks, 25 winter-run steelhead adults, and 73 summer-run steelhead adults over five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 234 spring Chinook adults, 140 spring Chinook jacks, and ten winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa at the Day Use Park and they released 141 spring Chinook adults, 78 spring Chinook jacks, and two winter-run steelhead adults into the upper Cowlitz River at Franklin Bridge.

They also released seven winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River near Morton.

As of Friday, May 17, 2024, Tacoma Power has recycled a total of 142 summer-run steelhead and 41 spring Chinook adults this season to the I-5 boat launch in Toledo.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 5,100 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 20, 2024. Water visibility is 12 feet and water temperature is 48.4F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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