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Cowlitz Fish Report


The fish report is updated on Monday mornings, unless the date is a holiday.

November 13, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 1,751 coho adults, 170 coho jacks, 38 fall Chinook adults, 32 cutthroat trout, and five summer-run steelhead adults  during six days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 97 coho adults and 26 coho jacks into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek, and they released 112 coho adults and 20 coho jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

Tacoma Power released 832 coho adults, 58 coho jacks, five fall Chinook adults, and nine cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, WA and they released 439 coho adults, 32 coho jacks and two cutthroat trout into Lake Scanewa near Randle, WA.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,740 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, November 13. Water visibility is five feet and water temperature is 51.3 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

NEW! Check out these graphs; they show adult returns by species for each week and 10-year averages.

Learn about changes to Riffe Lake levels in 2017.

Fall Chinook Upstream Releases

 

 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
Nov.11,
2017

38

0

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

3,637

48

1,449

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Spring Chinook Upstream Releases


 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending

Oct. 14,
2017

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

8,784

0

0

1,818

54

2,007

36

2,286

59

 

Coho Upstream Releases


 

Total
Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

 

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
Nov.11,
2017

1,751

388

428

160

279

112

0

97

0

Season
to date

19,119

5,249

3,017

495

755

1,962

1,320

2,045

1,550

 

Winter-run Steelhead Upstream Releases


 

Total Returns

Tilton River

Lake Scanewa

Cowlitz River
at Packwood

Cispus River

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Hatchery

Natural
Origin

Week
ending
June 30,
2017

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

2,539

23

152

33

57

2

5

73

153