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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

May 22, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 315 spring Chinook adults, 34 spring Chinook jacks, 43 winter-run steelhead adults and 18 summer-run steelhead adults in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released six spring Chinook adults, 12 spring Chinook jacks, and two winter-run steelhead adults into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek and they released 64 spring Chinook adults, nine spring Chinook jacks, and one winter-run steelhead adult into Lake Scanewa located near Randle.

In addition, Tacoma Power employees released 41 spring Chinook adults and five spring Chinook jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and five winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 14,600 cubic feet per second on Monday, May 22th. Water visibility is 6 feet and water temperature is 46.4 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
May 19

 

315

0

0

59

5

41

0

6

0

Season
to date

3,224

0

0

922

25

644

2

648

12

 

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
May 19
2017

43

3

2

0

1

0

0

1

1

Season
to date

2,526

23

152

32

57

2

5

73

152