Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery grant funding is available for hatchery-associated production (HAP) projects or activities that lead to on-the-ground projects. Start preparing for the 2024 grant round! Request a fall workshop with technical advisors by Sept. 30. Learn more here.

Public access to the Mossyrock Dam North Shore Fishing Trail is closed due to safety concerns. Large rocks, nearly 3 feet wide, fell across the path, blocking access. We are evaluating our options and do not yet have a timeline for reopening the trail. We will post updates at under “Latest News.”

Cowlitz Fish Report

September 25, 2023

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 2,671 coho adults, 1,588 coho jacks, 213 fall Chinook adults, 27 fall Chinook jacks, 39 summer-run steelhead adults, 28 spring Chinook adults, six spring Chinook jacks, and 110 cutthroat trout over five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 16 spring Chinook adults, three spring Chinook jacks, 414 coho adults, 211 coho jacks, and five cutthroat trout at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 11 spring Chinook adults, 2 spring Chinook jacks, 411 coho adults, 255 coho jacks, and 5 cutthroat trout into the lake Scanewa at Copper Canyon.

They released 88 fall Chinook adults, 17 fall Chinook jacks, 327 coho adults, 81 coho jacks, and 9 cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Bremer Bridge, and they released 391 coho adults, 127 coho jacks, and four fall Chinook adults into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park.

River flow below Mayfield Dam is 2,380 cubic feet per second on Monday, September 25, 2023. Water visibility is 15 feet and water temperature is 56.3 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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