Fish Report for August 22, 2016
Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 217 spring Chinook adults, 32 jacks, 41 mini-jacks, 21 fall Chinook adults, three jacks, one coho adult, 534 summer-run steelhead adults and five cutthroat trout during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 108 spring Chinook adults and, 15 spring Chinook jacks into the Cispus River upstream of the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle. Tacoma Power employees released 85 spring Chinook adults, 16 spring Chinook jacks, three fall Chinook adults at Franklin Bridge in Packwood.
Tacoma employees also released 18 fall Chinook adults, three jacks, one coho adult and five cutthroat trout into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.
Tacoma Power also released 4,000 rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake. This week, they will release 4,000 more rainbow trout into Mayfield Lake.
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 1,194 recycled steelhead have either been reported as harvested or returned back to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 2,480 cubic feet per second on Monday, August 22. Visibility is at 12.5 feet. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.