Fish Report for October 17, 2016
Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 3,105 coho adults, 1,081 jacks, 957 fall Chinook adults, 44 jacks, 410 summer-run steelhead adults and 87 cutthroat trout in seven days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 480 coho adults and 231 coho jacks into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle and they also released 464 coho adults, 314 coho jacks and three cutthroat trout at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.
Last week, Tacoma employees released 902 coho adults, 142 coho jacks, 866 fall Chinook adults, 40 jacks and 21 cutthroat trout into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
Since June 15, Tacoma Power employees have floy-tagged and recycled 3,300 summer-run steelhead to the I-5 bridge boat launch. A total of 1,670 recycled steelhead have either been reported as harvested or returned back to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 6,710 cubic feet per second on Monday, October 17. Visibility is at eight feet and water temperature is 51.8 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.