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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

Fish Report for July 25, 2016

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 425 spring Chinook adults, 86 jacks, 32 mini-jacks, 797 summer-run steelhead adults and two cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 133 spring Chinook adults and 40 spring Chinook jacks into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle. Tacoma Power employees released 213 spring Chinook adults and 33 spring Chinook jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

Tacoma Power also released 4,000 rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake. This week, they will release 4,000 more rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake.

Since June 15, Tacoma Power employees have floy-tagged and recycled 1,612 summer-run steelhead to the I-5 bridge boat launch. A total of 402 recycled steelhead have either been reported as harvested or returned back to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,430 cubic feet per second on Monday, July 25. Visibility is at 14 feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility. 

Winter 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 24,
2016

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

5,442

149

364

26

76

6

4

299

39

 

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
July 25,
2016

425

0

0

0

0

211

2

131

2

Season
to date

13,443

0

0

4,315

62

2,629

54

3,475

36