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Cowlitz Fish Report


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

September 25, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 587 fall Chinook adults, 24 fall Chinook jacks, 17 summer-run steelhead adults, 20 spring Chinook adults, one spring Chinook jack, 565 coho adults, 84 coho jacks, and 18 cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 16 spring Chinook adults, one spring Chinook jack, 76 coho adults, nine coho jacks and nine cutthroat trout into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek and they released three spring Chinook adults, 59 coho adults and and seven coho jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

Tacoma Power released 369 fall Chinook adults, 11 fall Chinook jacks, 305 coho adults, 46 coho jacks and two cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,580 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, September 25. Water visibility is 14 feet and water temperature is 55.4 degrees F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

NEW! Check out these graphs; they show adult returns by species for each week and 10-year averages.

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
Sept. 22,
2017

587

0

369

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

1,088

43

689

0

0

0

0

0

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

Sept. 22,
2017

 

20

0

0

0

0

1

2

13

3

Season
to date

8,761

0

0

1,818

54

1,999

36

2,272

58

 

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
Sept. 15,
2017

565

242

63

0

0

16

43

29

47

Season
to date

645

246

69

0

0

17

43

33

48

 

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