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Cowlitz Fish Report

Fish Report for January 17, 2017

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 203 coho adults, 15 jacks, four winter-run steelhead and two cutthroat trout in five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 11 coho adults and one coho jack into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle. They released 101 coho adults and eight coho jacks into Lake Scanewa behind Cowlitz Falls Dam. 

Last week, Tacoma employees released 74 coho adults, five coho jacks, two cutthroat trout and four winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton. 

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 8,730 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, January 17. Visibility and water temperature were not available. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility. 

 

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
Dec. 9
2016

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

5,938

889

3,072

0

0

9

0

2

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. 15
2016

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

14,932

0

0

4,315

62

3,542

87

3,889

50

 

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
Jan. 13
2017

203

43

31

88

13

0

0

9

2

Season
to date

28,377

5,863

2,567

3,491

350

3,184

218

3,686

283