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.