Cowlitz Fish Report

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January 19, 2021

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 181 coho adults, 13 coho jacks, 49 winter-run steelhead adults, and six cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power released 52 coho adults, two coho jacks, and five winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa near Randle and they released 74 coho adults, three coho jacks, three cutthroat trout, and one winter-run steelhead into the Tilton River.

They released 17 coho adults, two coho jacks, three winter-run steelhead, and two cutthroat trout into to the Cispus River near Yellowjacket Creek and they released 38 coho adults, six coho jacks, and four winter-run steelhead at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 14,600 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Water visibility is 8 feet and the water temperature is 44.6 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.


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