Cowlitz Fish Report

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Cowlitz Fish Report

Nov. 21, 2022

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 2,559 coho adults, 73 coho jacks, 12 fall Chinook adults, 52 cutthroat trout, 11 summer-run steelhead adults, and five winter-run steelhead over seven days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 570 coho adults, nine coho jacks, one winter-run steelhead adult, and six cutthroat trout at Franklin Bridge in Packwood. They released 682 coho adults, 25 coho jacks, one winter-run steelhead, and one cutthroat trout into Lake Scanewa in Randle.

Tacoma Power released 961 coho adults, 28 coho jacks, five fall Chinook adults, and 10 cutthroat trout into the Tilton River.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 4,830 cubic feet per second on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Water visibility is 4 feet and water temperature is 49.1° F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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

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