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Cowlitz Fish Report

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

Feb. 21, 2017

Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 28 coho adults and 24 winter-run steelhead adults in five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.

During the past week, Tacoma Power employees released 14 coho adults and one winter-run steelhead adult into the Cispus River near Yellow Jacket Creek.

Last week, Tacoma employees released 14 coho adults and seven winter-run steelhead adults into the Tilton River located at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton.

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 10,400 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Visibility was not available and the water temperature is 42.8 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
Oct. 15
2016

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

14,932

0

0

4,315

62

3,542

87

3,889

50

 

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
Feb. 17
2017

28

2

12

0

0

0

0

11

3

Season
to date

29,050

5,995

2,703

3,579

382

3,371

236

3,723

316