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Cowlitz Fish Report

Cowlitz Fisheries Programs
The fish report is updated Mondays

Cowlitz River fisheries public meeting set for September 9 in Morton

New! River flows and lake levels

Fish Report for August 25, 2014

During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered:

  • 865 summer-run steelhead
  • 40 spring Chinook adults, 16 jacks, 33 mini-jacks
  • 17 fall Chinook adult   2 jacks
  • 1 sockeye adult
  • 3 sea-run cutthroat trout

During the past week Tacoma Power employees released:

  • 39 spring Chinook adults and 12 jacks into the Cispus River above the mouth of Yellow Jacket Creek
  • 30 spring Chinook mini-jacks into Riffe Lake at Mossyrock Park
  • 12 fall Chinook adults, two jacks and three cutthroat trout into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton, Washington

200 summer-run steelhead were recycled downstream to the Interstate-5 boat launch:

River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 3,060 cubic feet per second on Monday, August 25. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.

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
 August 22,
2014

40

0

0

0

0

0

0

37

2

Season
to date

4,323

0

0

1,179

128

0

0

1,224

86


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
 August 22,
2014

17

0

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season
to date

25

3

17

0

0

0

0

1

0