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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

March 27, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 149 winter-run steelhead adults, two steelhead jacks and 13 spring Chinook adults and one cutthroat trout in five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 18 winter-run steelhead adults and nine spring Chinook adults into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek. 

Last week, Tacoma employees released ten winter-run steelhead adults, two steelhead jacks and one cutthroat trout 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, March 27. Water visibility is five feet and water temperature is 42.8 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
March 24

 

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

Season
to date

13

0

0

2

0

0

0

10

0

 

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
March 24,
2017

149

5

5

0

0

0

0

6

12

Season
to date

486

13

93

4

22

0

2

17

41