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Cowlitz Fish Report


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

July 17, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 402 spring Chinook adults, 15 spring Chinook jacks, 13 mini-jacks and 116 summer-run steelhead adults and one cutthroat trout in five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 98 spring Chinook adults, two spring Chinook jacks and one cutthroat trout into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek and they released 162 spring Chinook adults and 11 Spring Chinook jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

They also released 20 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Mayrfield Lake.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,850 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, July 17. Water visibility is 13 feet and water temperature is 55 degrees F. River flows could change at any time, so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility. 

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
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

July 14,
2017

 

402

0

0

0

0

157

5

92

6

Season
to date

7,380

0

0

1,818

54

1,525

19

1,702

31

 

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
March 10,
2017

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

29,051

5,995

2,703

3,579

382

3,371

236

3,723

317

 

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