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Cowlitz Fish Report


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

June 26, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 434 spring Chinook adults, 36 spring Chinook jacks and 50 summer-run steelhead adults in five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 129 spring Chinook adults and 20 spring Chinook jacks into the Cispus River near the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek and they released 160 spring Chinook adults and nine spring Chinook jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.

In addition, Tacoma Power employees recycled 50 floy-tagged summer-run steelhead at the I-5 boat launch near Toledo.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 9,160 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday, June 26. Water visibility is 8 feet and water temperature is 50.0 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

June 23,
2017

 

434

0

0

0

0

157

3

126

3

Season
to date

5,950

0

0

1,818

54

1,048

5

1,280

16

 

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 16,
2017

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

2,539

23

152

33

57

2

5

73

153